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From Industrial to Post-Industrial Society Characteristics of Post-Industrial Society--Sectoral Transformation: the decline of industrial production and the rise of the service economy industrial production is relocated abroad (Mexico, Central America, China, Southeast Asia, etc.) in 1970 26% of employed U.S. workers worked in manufacturing industries; by 1997 this rate had decreased to 16% the rise of the service economy includes low-skill jobs but especially high-skill service jobs; low-skill jobs are found in domestic and personal service and high-skill jobs are found in businesses providing services, e.g., management, health care, computer services, etc. in 1970, 26% of employed U.S. workers worked in service occupations; by 1997 this rate had increased to
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Unformatted text preview: 36% • the largest job growth between 1996 and 2006 is predicted to be for cashiers and systems analysts (3.7 mil cashiers and 1.0 mil system analysts in 2006) • between 1970 and 1997 the number of social workers and legal services workers more than triples Other characteristics of Post-Industrial Society: • decline of unions • between 1983 and 1997 the percent of U.S. workers in the private sector who belong to unions drops from 20% to 14% (while the union membership of public service workers increases slightly to 37%) • the number of work stoppages drops dramatically, from an annual average of 289 work stoppages in the 1970s to 33 per year in the 1990s....
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