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Title Skill and occupational change / edited by Roger Penn, Michael Rose, and Jill Rubery
Imprint Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1994
book jacket
 Ethnology Library  HD5717.5.G7 S55 1994    AVAILABLE    30520020435765
 Economics Library  HD5717.5.G7 S55 1994    AVAILABLE    30510100214479
 Euro-Am Studies Lib  331.1272 Sk33 1994    AVAILABLE    30500100810269
Descript xvi, 365 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
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Series Social change and economic life initiative
Social change and economic life initiative
Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 346-356) and index
1. Introduction: The SCELI Skill Findings / Michael Rose, Roger Penn and Jill Rubery -- 2. Patterns of Skill Change: Upskilling, Deskilling, or Polarization? / Duncan Gallie -- 3. Occupational Change in a Working-Life Perspective: Internal and External Views / Peter Elias -- 4. Technical Change and Skilled Manual Work in Contemporary Rochdale / Roger Penn -- 5. Technical Change and the Division of Labour in Rochdale and Aberdeen / Roger Penn, Ann Gasteen, Hilda Scattergood and John Sewel -- 6. Management and Employee Perceptions of Skill / Brendan Burchell, Jane Elliott, Jill Rubery and Frank Wilkinson -- 7. Gender and Skills / Sara Horrell, Jill Rubery and Brendan Burchell -- 8. Towards a Phenomenology of Skill / Brian Francis and Roger Penn -- 9. Job Satisfaction, Job Skills, and Personal Skills / Michael Rose -- 10. Skill and Samuel Smiles: Changing the British Work Ethic / Michael Rose
In this major new book leading sociologists, economists, and social psychologists present their highly original research into changes in jobs in Britain in the 1980s. Combining large-scale sample surveys, personal life-histories, and case studies of towns, employers, and worker groups, their findings give clear and often surprising answers to questions debated by social and economic observers in all advanced countries. Does technology destroy skills or rebuild them? How does skill affect the attitudes of employees and their managers towards their jobs? Are women gaining greater skill equality with men, or are they still stuck on the lower rungs of the skill and occupational ladders? The book also takes up neglected issues (what do employees really mean by a skilled job? How does skill-change link with changes in social values?) and challenges and discredits the widely held view that new technology has de-skilled the work force
Skill and Occupational Change exploits the richest single data-set available in contemporary Europe and the authors exemplify many new techniques for researching skills at work: as an economic resource, as a motor of occupational change, and as a basis for personal careers and identity. It provides the most comprehensive, authoritative, and carefully researched set of conclusions to date on skill trends and their implications and draws the authoritative new map of skill-change in British society
Link Online version: Skill and occupational change. Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1994 (OCoLC)652295696
Subject Occupational mobility -- Great Britain
Skilled labor -- Great Britain
Employees -- Effect of technological innovations on -- Great Britain
Occupational retraining -- Great Britain
Unemployment -- Great Britain
Alt Author Penn, Roger, 1949-
Rose, Michael, 1937-
Rubery, Jill
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