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Sheldon Ungar

Chapter 13 Workthe EconomyThe PromiseHistory of Work Salvation or Curse Work automationstandardization as degradinginhuman processesWired magazine computers allow us to become mobilecreative Three RevolutionsEconomy institution that organizes the production distributionexchange of goodsservices 1 Primary sector farming fishing loggingmining 2 Secondary sectorraw materials turned into finished goods manufacturing 3 Tertiary sectorservices are boughtsoldThe Development of AgricultureFarmers invented the plowProductivity the amount produced for every hour workedIn 190040 workforce employed in agriculture in CanadaCommodities are staplesThe Development of Modern Industry Industrialization th International exploration tradecommerce stimulated growth of markets from 15 cent on Markets social relations that regulate the exchange of goodsservices o Prices established by supplydemand The Development of the Service SectorThe computer automated many manufacturingoffice proceduresCreated jobs in the service sector 75The Social Organization of WorkDivision of Labour specialization of work taskso Involves creating new skills o Breaking complex range of skills into series of simple routinesWork relations became more hierarchical Work organized bureaucratically Good vs Bad JobsBad jobsdont pay muchrequire the performance of routine tasks under close supervision working conditions are unpleasant dangerousrequires little formal education 1called deadend jobsGood jobsrequire higher education pay wellnot closely supervised encourages workers to be creativeoffers secure employment opportunity for promotion other benefitsMalak PatelChapter 13
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