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Soc Sec working fams fall09Bb - FMSC 381 October 22, 2009...

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Unformatted text preview: FMSC 381 October 22, 2009 Melvin Kohns 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 womens 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 dont call when they cant come to work probably dont think that theyre important enough to matterIts more than low self esteem. Its 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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