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Department
Sociology
Course
SOCIOL 1A06
Professor
Sandra Colavecchia
Semester
Winter

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2/24/2013 5:21:00 PM Key Trends:  Dramatic changes in past 3 decades  Demographic Change (aging population)  Globalization and deindustrialization o Greater interconnectedness Polarization of jobs  Service sector is the most prominent sector of labour market  Jobs have become polarized into good and bad jobs Good Jobs in primary labour market ( internal job shelters )  Disproportionate number of workers that have a higher level of education  Higher salaries  Higher security  Greater likelihood of benefits and pensions  Workers in these job setting experience more benefits Bad jobs in secondary labour market (job ghettos )  Workers with lower levels of education  Little job security  Low wages  Few are afforded medical benefits and pensions Non-Standard employment (involuntary)  Jobs that are not Monday to Friday.. 9-5  Part time jobs  Night shifts  Temporary work, seasonal, contract, self-employment  Much of this is involuntary ( people don’t want to be doing this work)  Tend to have impacts on physical health and social relationships  Night shift = greater health problems  Social support is tied to health Work to retirement transition has changed  Prolonged  Varied  ‘Bridge jobs’  Corporate downsizing o Lowered retirement
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