20 Young adult emp fall 10 Bb.ppt

20 Young adult emp fall 10 Bb.ppt - Jobs as Public Goods:...

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Jobs as Public Goods: Entry into Employment FMSC 381 October 20, 2010
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“The World of Work” Entry into work Maintaining work What we can do
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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
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School to Work Transition: Limbo Generation Debt ( Village Voice ) Lost generation ( Newsweek ) Cooling out with “college-for-all”
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Employment Gaps, 2009 Quintile Unemployment Underemployment Hiding/Stopped  Looking Total Bottom 25.0% 19.0% 8.0% 52.0% Lower 14.0% 10.5% 3.3% 27.8% Middle 13.4% 5.8% 2.8% 22.0% Upper 5.7% 4.0% 1.8% 11.5% Highest 3.6% 2.0% 1.4% 7.0% Source:  Current Population Survey, Dec 2009 
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Update on Employment September 2010 – 95,000 jobs lost Currently, 1 in 6 workers is jobless,  looking for work, or working PT
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