Arne L. Kalleberg: Good Jobs, Bad Jobs: The Rise of Polarized and Precarious Employment Systems in the United States, 1970s to 2000s. New York: Russell Sage Foundation, 2011. 292 pp. $37.50, paper.
In Good Jobs, Bad Jobs, Arne Kalleberg documents the increasingly polarized and precarious employment situations of workers in the United States over the last four decades. These trends should be at least somewhat familiar to anyone who follows the news or has ever heard of ‘‘Occupy Wall Street.’’ But Good Jobs, Bad Jobs provides a detailed, thorough, nuanced, and richly illuminating portrait of how access to jobs and valued job rewards has changed since the 1970s and who has gained and lost most from these changes.