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Soc Sec working fams fall09Bb - FMSC 381 Melvin Kohn’s...

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Unformatted text preview: FMSC 381 October 22, 2009 Melvin Kohn’s thesis Our class standing is recreated through our choice of jobs Blue collar vs. white collar Spillover from work to parenting styles New dynamics in a new economy Generation Debt ( Village Voice ) Lost generation ( Newsweek ) Cooling out with “college-for-all” “Man-cession” 82% of jobs lost in 2008-2009 employed men 2009: First time that women will outnumber men in labor force in US But the effects are overstated ▪ Sectors most likely hit for short-term losses are construction/manufacturing (vs health care, education, & govt) ▪ But women’s problems in employment are ingrained – wage differentials, motherhood penalty Difficulty finding a “good job” Young workers vs. older “recycled” workers Avoid African American men and local workers Few good wages “People who don’t call when they can’t come to work probably don’t think that they’re important enough to matter…It’s more than low self esteem. It’s invisibility.” Overwhelming family issues, survival instincts from street, culture shock of workplace Inadequacy, rage, anxieties and excuses Success: Chain of friends & acquaintances Breaking the stigma of McJobs Combining school with work Soft skills...
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This note was uploaded on 11/29/2010 for the course FMSC 381 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '09 term at Maryland.

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