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Households, Work and Economic Change: A Comparative Institutional Perspective

  • Jane Wheelock
  • Åge Mariussen

Part of the Recent Economic Thought Series book series (RETH, volume 57)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Introduction

    1. Åge Mariussen, Jane Wheelock
      Pages 1-9
  3. The Significance of the Household in its Macro-Context

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. Åge Mariussen, Jane Wheelock
      Pages 13-35
    3. Elizabeth Oughton, Jane Wheelock, Agnete Wiborg
      Pages 37-52
  4. Economic Restructuring, Labour Market Change and the Household

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 65-70
    2. Åge Mariussen, Ian Stone
      Pages 99-102
  5. Changing Lives and Livelihoods

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 103-106
    2. Household Responses to Industrial Change and Unemployment

    3. Changes in Family and Household Based Productions

    4. Shifting Youth Transitions and Identities

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 207-238

About this book

Introduction

Young men choosing a traditional working career 189 Young women making modern choices 191 The struggles of young men versus the success of young women 192 CONCLUSIONS Changing economies, changing households 195 Jane Wheelock and Age Mariussen Summing up 195 Institutional comparisons: empirical analysis 197 Theoretical implications 201 Policy implications 204 Bibliography 207 Index 231 ix ILLUSTRATIONS Figures 1. 1 Institutional change as a theme in economics and sociology 15 1. 2 The household in the total economy 28 2. 1 The household in the production, reproduction and consumption cloverleaf 39 10. 1 Characteristics of the two extreme groups of farmers, 'sceptics' and 'radicals' 155 11. 1 Flexibility in the family economic unit 161 Tables ILl Changing employment structure in Wearside and Mo i Rana, selected years 67 11. 2 Employment change comparisons, Wearside!Great Britain and Mo i Rana/Norway, selected years 68 11. 3 Major industrial sectors, Wearside and Mo i Rana, selected years 69 11. 4 Employment in Wearside and Mo i Rana: gender and part-time! full-time breakdown, selected years 70 The degree of change in the organisation of household work 7. 1 116 Economic status categories and family succession 10. 1 150 12. 1 Economic position of young adults (16-29) in Newcastle 176 12.

Keywords

Unemployment employment labor market labour production transformation

Editors and affiliations

  • Jane Wheelock
    • 1
  • Åge Mariussen
    • 2
  1. 1.University of Newcastle upon TyneUK
  2. 2.Nordland Research InstituteBodøNorway

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4615-6115-6
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1997
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-7802-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-6115-6
  • Series Print ISSN 0924-199X
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