Working Scared by Carl E. Van Horn
(Or Not at All): The Lost Decade, Great Recession, and Restoring the Shattered American Dream

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Working Scared tells the story of the American workforce during a period of wrenching structural changes and two recessions. Based on analysis of national surveys of more than 25,000 employed and unemployed Americans, this book describes and analyzes the conflicts and interactions found in the friction between the changing nature of work and the experiences, beliefs, aspirations, and concerns of working men and women in a largely post-industrial economy. By tracing the experiences of workers in times of economic prosperity and economic recession, labor and public policy expert Carl E. Van Horn captures the shifting perceptions of America’s workers as they are buffeted by the changing realities of the labor market and the impact of rapid economic change. He explores the implications, themes, and insights, and identifies nationally significant differences of opinion among various age, gender, political, and racial groups. Also included are two chapters of proposed policy reforms that would help the United States achieve full economic recovery from the Great Recession and reform workforce and education policies for the long term.


About Carl E. Van Horn

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Carl Van Horn, professor and founding director of the Heldrich Center, is a widely recognized expert on workforce, human resources, and employment policy issues with extensive experience in academia and the public sector. He is the author of more than one hundred articles and author or editor of fourteen books. Van Horn is frequently sought by national media for his views on labor, workforce, and economic issues. Related books authored by Van Horn include A Nation at Work published by Rutgers University Press and No One Left Behind: Economic Change and the American Worker published by the 20th Century Fund.
Published February 28, 2013 by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. 212 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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