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Working and Living in the Shadow of Economic Fragility

Marion Crain and Michael Sherraden


This book examines the current state of employment through historical, macroeconomic, cultural, sociological and policy lenses, in order to address fundamental questions about the role and value of work in America today. The book offers suggestions for how to address the short- and long-term challenges of rebuilding a society of opportunity with meaningful and sustaining jobs as the foundation of the American middle class.

Keywords: unemployment, underemployment, Great Recession, global economy, inequality in wages, job market, sustaining jobs, American middle class

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199988488
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199988488.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Marion Crain, author
Washington University School of Law

Michael Sherraden, author
George Warren Brown School of Social Work, Washington Univeristy in St. Louis

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