Occupational Distribution

Occupational Distribution - Occupational Distribution The...

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Occupational Distribution The kind of work an individual does often determines whether that individual (and his or her family) is wealthy or poor. The previous section, in part, explored inequities in wage- compensation associated with various kinds of work. Wages, of course, are only one benefit gained from employment . Other benefits include time-off (Gorz, 1984 argues that leisure is a fundamental issue regarding work), health and retirement benefits, and longevity (to mention a few). At this point exploring the general structure of work is beneficial. Often minorities are tracked into jobs that do not provide compensation at a level that allows economic independence. An observation that one might draw is that there are entire categories of jobs that have similar characteristics. A. The Split-labor market Worker's finds themselves employed in one of two great segments in the capitalist economy. These segments have different characteristics, fulfill different roles in the economy, and provide different rewards for the laborer (Eitzen and Baca-Zinn, 1994:441-443). 1. The Primary Sector
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This note was uploaded on 11/09/2011 for the course SCIE SYG2000 taught by Professor Bernhardt during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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