America at Risk: The Crisis of Hope, Trust, and Caring by Robert Perrucci

By Robert Perrucci

In the United States in danger, Robert Perrucci and Carolyn C. Perrucci determine the huge financial and technological alterations that experience ended in the lack of excessive salary jobs, declining chance, and elevated source of revenue and wealth inequality. Taking facts from a thirty-year interval, Perrucci and Perrucci observe a severe sociological lens to view the dominant monetary, political, and cultural associations that reason the most social difficulties affecting americans.

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What was disappearing was not just a plant or a job; an entire industry was either being eliminated or reorganized with a sharply reduced workforce. Between the late 1970s and Job Loss and Declining Wages 19 the mid-1980s, more than 11 million workers lost their jobs because of plant shutdowns, relocation of facilities to other countries, or layoffs. The experiences of displaced workers were quite varied according to their sector of employment. Job loss was greatest for operators in manufacturing and those in mining and construction.

When displaced workers found new jobs it was often in a sector with lower wages and no benefits and was often temporary or part-time employment. As we shall see in the next section, job loss among white-collar workers resulted in their own pattern of difficulties with reemployment. S. corporations increased sharply. S. firms was $75 billion, and it rose to $167 billion in 1978. In the 1980–1985 period, it remained below $400 billion, but it would continue to increase to a level of $716 billion by 1994.

All high school graduates in this generation would know the advantages of a college degree. For children of the privileged class, going to college is a no-brainer; the only question would be how much time and effort to put into getting into an elite school. ” INTRAGENERATIONAL MOBILITY Intragenerational mobility is a measure of a person’s achievements within his/her lifetime and during his/her working career. People may change occupations during their career and they may experience movement into higher-level positions with better working conditions, more rewarding work, and more opportunities for improvement.

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