Making Work Better for Everyone

9780871546630Paul Osterman and Beth Shulman: Good Jobs America: Making Work Better for Everyone. New York: Russell Sage Foundation, 2011. 181 pp.
$24.95, paper.

Read the review by Christopher Warhurst of the University of Sydney Business School, published in Administrative Science Quarterly’s OnlineFirst section:

Job quality was once a big issue in the advanced economies. It dropped off research and policy agendas—and the bargaining table—after the oil crisis of the 1970s, and it stayed off until the late 1990s. During this time, job creation, not job quality, was of more concern. Now people asqrealize that job quality matters. The International Labor Organization agitates for ‘‘decent work,’’ and even in these times of economic fragility, the OECD wants to see not just more but also better jobs. Likewise, the U.S. currently has two problems, according to Osterman and Shulman: it needs more jobs, and too many of its existing jobs are sub-standard.

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