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作者 Sawhill, Isabel V., author
書名 The forgotten Americans : an economic agenda for a divided nation / Isabel Sawhill
出版項 ©2018
New Haven ; London : Yale University Press, [2018]
©2018
國際標準書號 9780300230369 (hardcover : alk. paper)
0300230362 (hardcover : alk. paper)
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 人文社會聯圖  HC106.84 .S29 2018    在架上    30610020584108
說明 x, 255 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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附註 Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-238) and index
Introduction -- The forgotten Americans -- What went wrong? -- Why economic growth is not enough -- The limits of redistribution -- A GI Bill for America's workers -- Creating jobs and rewarding work -- A bigger role for the private sector -- Updating social insurance -- Conclusion
"One of the country's leading scholars on economics and social policy, Isabel Sawhill addresses the enormous divisions in American society--economic, cultural, and political--and what might be done to bridge them. Widening inequality and the loss of jobs to trade and technology has left a significant portion of the American workforce disenfranchised and skeptical of governments and corporations alike. And yet both have a role to play in improving the country for all. Sawhill argues for a policy agenda based on mainstream values, such as family, education, and work. While many have lost faith in government programs designed to help them, there are still trusted institutions on both the local and federal level that can deliver better job opportunities and higher wages to those who have been left behind. At the same time, the private sector needs to reexamine how it trains and rewards employees. This book provides a clear-headed and middle-way path to a better-functioning society in which personal responsibility is honored and inclusive capitalism and more broadly shared growth are once more the norm"-- Provided by publisher
主題 Working class -- United States
Labor -- United States
Labor policy -- United States
Equality -- Economic aspects -- United States
United States -- Economic conditions -- 21st century
United States -- Social conditions -- 21st century
Economic history. fast (OCoLC)fst00901974
Equality -- Economic aspects. fast (OCoLC)fst00914460
Labor. fast (OCoLC)fst00989798
Labor policy. fast (OCoLC)fst00990116
Social conditions. fast (OCoLC)fst01919811
Working class. fast (OCoLC)fst01180418
United States. fast (OCoLC)fst01204155
2000-2099 fast
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