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Getting Work: Philadelphia, 1840-1950

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Synopsis:

How did working people find jobs in the past? How has the process changed over time for various groups of job seekers? Are outcomes influenced more by general economic circumstances, by discriminatory practices in the labor market, or by personal initiative and competence?To tackle these questions, Walter Licht uses intensive primary-source research--including surveys of thousands of workers conducted in the decades from the 1920s to the 1950s--on a major industrial city for a period of over one hundred years. He looks at when and how workers secured their first jobs, schools and work, apprenticeship programs, unions, the role of firms in structuring work opportunities, the state as employer and as shaper of employment conditions, and the problem of losing work. Licht also examines the disparate labor market experiences of men and women and the effects of race, ethnicity, age, and social standing on employment.

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"An engagingly written, thorough examination of the . . . day-to-day working of the labor market."-"Journal of Economic History"

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ISBN:
9780812217193
Author:
Licht, Walter
Publisher:
University of Pennsylvania Press
Location:
Philadelphia, PA
Subject:
General
Subject:
Labor
Subject:
United States - 19th Century
Subject:
Labor market
Subject:
United States - 20th Century (1900-1945)
Subject:
Working class
Subject:
US History-19th Century
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series Volume:
2
Publication Date:
20000331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
9.27x6.01x.98 in. 1.13 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , How did working people find jobs in the past? How has the process changed over time for various groups of job seekers? Are outcomes influenced more by general economic circumstances, by discriminatory practices in the labor market, or by personal initiative and competence?To tackle these questions, Walter Licht uses intensive primary-source research--including surveys of thousands of workers conducted in the decades from the 1920s to the 1950s--on a major industrial city for a period of over one hundred years. He looks at when and how workers secured their first jobs, schools and work, apprenticeship programs, unions, the role of firms in structuring work opportunities, the state as employer and as shaper of employment conditions, and the problem of losing work. Licht also examines the disparate labor market experiences of men and women and the effects of race, ethnicity, age, and social standing on employment.
"Synopsis" by , "An engagingly written, thorough examination of the . . . day-to-day working of the labor market."-"Journal of Economic History"
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