Good Jobs America: Making Work Better for Everyone by Paul Osterman and Beth Shulman
Published By: New York: Russell Sage Foundation ISBN: 978-0-87154-663-0 Date of Publication: 2011
Book Review Detail
Charles C. Brown of University of Michigan
Review DOI: 10.1257/jel.50.4.1106.r9 Review Pages: 1130-32
Book Review Abstract
Charles C. Brown of University of Michigan reviews, "Good Jobs America: Making Work Better for Everyone" by Paul Osterman and Beth Shulman. The JEL annotation of this book begins: "Considers how the United States can create better jobs and futures for workers by enacting policies to help employers improve job quality. Discusses myths about the low-wage job market-clearing the underbrush; whether you get what you deserve-the role of education and skill; how firms think; employment standards; voice and power; working with firms to upgrade work; and job quality on the ground-the story of green jobs. Osterman is NTU Professor of Human Resources and Management in the Sloan School of Management and a member of the Department of Urban Planning at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The late Shulman was Senior Fellow at Demos, Chair of the Board of the National Employment Law Project, and the cochair of the Fairness Initiative on Low-Wage Work. Index."