Mismatched Worker

ISBN-10: 0393976432
ISBN-13: 9780393976434
Edition: 2006
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Description: In this provocative new study of American workers, sociologist Arne Kalleberg examines the consequences of "mismatched" workers or the lack of fit between people and their jobs. Most people now expect their paid work to be broadly fulfilling and  More...

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Book details

List price: $13.75
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/26/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 322
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

In this provocative new study of American workers, sociologist Arne Kalleberg examines the consequences of "mismatched" workers or the lack of fit between people and their jobs. Most people now expect their paid work to be broadly fulfilling and enable them to satisfy the need for challenging work, meaningful relationships, and financial success. Kalleberg shows how these expanding expectations of work are leading to a growing number of mismatches between employees and their jobs. Each chapter frames a different type of mismatch and describes how the poor fit between individuals and their employers have negative consequences for workers and their families. In addition to giving readers a fresh way to think about how people work, The Mismatched Worker also suggests social polices and strategies that might alleviate worker dissatisfaction and simultaneously make organizations more efficient.

Acknowledgments
Mismatching People and Jobs
Matching People to Jobs: Concepts and Theories
Skills Mismatches: Overqualification
Skills Mismatches: Underqualification
Geographical Mismatches
Temporal Mismatches: Overworking
Temporal Mismatches: Underworking
Earnings Mismatches
Work-Family Mismatches
Reducing Mismatches: A Policy Agenda
References
Index

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