Unemployment is down--but so is job security. Mergers, spin-offs, and strategic realignments can changes corporations practically overnight. Whole industries can decline as stock prices fall and capital is routed electronically to the next big venture. Careers can end suddenly and incomes drastically fall.
Emphasizing the increasing inequity among women workers--some advance rapidly in their careers while those at society's margins barely get by--Barbara Hilkert Andolsen's study is the first feminist analysis to connect religious understandings of economic justice with the issues facing both workers and the wider community. Expanding her scope to address all workers, she urges the knowledge elites to lessen the distance between themselves and the unskilled and poor in order to forge solidarity between common concerns.
The New Job Contract investigates the buyouts and restructurings to expose the underlying economic transition afoot--and the broader implications for society and families.