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Department
Sociology
Course
SOCI 1127
Professor
K.Mazri
Semester
Summer

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Fordism, Theories on the Labour Market, Professions Influential on Henry ford His auto plant organized this way Paid workers above market rates Encourage hard work Less turnover of staff Paying workers enough to buy cars "fordism" - deskilling plus higher wages 1970s- breakdown of fordism Oil shock - 1974 Early globalization Eg rise of Japan,hong kong as lower wage manufacturers Increased mechanization Post fordism today Flexible production How/why do people get particular jobs ? Human capital theory People invest in themselves Education, experience, training Those with more capital get better jobs Suggests getting a job is not a pure "meritocracy" Factors like race/ethnicity, gender play central role l Labour market segmentation theory Not just one labour market Two sector
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