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Work and Labour in Canada, 2nd Edition

Critical Issues

by Andrew Jackson

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list price: $69.95
published: 2010

Now in its second edition, and with a new foreword by Wallace Clement, this original and timely book focuses on critical issues surrounding work and labour in Canada. It examines changes to the labour market and in the workplace, with a strong empirical component based on the most recent Statistics Canada data. An ideal text for Sociology of Work, and a wide range of courses in Labour Studies and Industrial Relations programs across Canada.
New to this edition:

  • All chapters substantially revised and thoroughly updated.
  • A discussion on the causes of the current economic crisis and its roots in the labour market, including a special appendix.
  • More emphasis on the fortunes of racialized Canadian-born workers as opposed to recent immigrants.
  • Brand new chapter on young workers.
  • Up-to-the-minute newspaper articles on the current global economic crisis.
  • Added material on occupational health and safety emphasizing the connection between work and health.
  • More on older workers and retirement.
  • New material on workers' rights as well as non-standard and precarious work.
  • New approaches to management.
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Contributor notes

Andrew Jackson is a Senior Policy Advisor at the Broadbent Institute and an Adjunct Research Professor in the Institute of Political Economy at Carleton University.

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Editorial Review

"Read this book. It's a gem. It's an encyclopedia in the small. It's an essential reference book for anyone with any interest in the world of labour, whether union activist or student. I thought that, as a well-aged scholar interested in labour issues, I knew what there was to know, but I still learned a lot from reading this book."— “Mel Watkins, Professor Emeritus, Economic and Political Science, University of Toronto

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