A distinguished roster of contributors considers the state of the art of the field at the turn of the 21st century and charts an ambitious agenda for the future. Following what the editors describe as an `evolutionist' approach to the study of labor markets, the chapters address issues of continuity and discontinuity in a wide range of topics including: markets and institutional structures; employment relations and work structures; patterns of stratification in the United States; and public policies, opportunity structures, and economic outcomes.
I: Introduction. 1. Evolving Labor Market Structures: Key Developments, 1975-2000; I. Berg, A.L. Kalleberg. II: Evolving Markets and Institutional Structures. 2. Risk and the Labor Market: Societal Past as Economic Prologue; S.M. Jacoby. 3. The U.S. Labor Movement: Toward a Sociology of Labor Revitalization; D.B. Cornfield, W. Fletcher. 4. Can the U.S. Industrial Relations System be Transformed? The Role of Ideas, Reform Efforts, and Social Crisis; T.A. Kochan. 5. The Next Long Swing: Spatialization, Technocratic Control, and the Restructuring of Work at the Turn of the Century; M. Wallace, D. Brady. 6. Labor Markets and Economic Transformation in Post-Communist Europe; R. Jenkins. III: Evolving Employment Relations and Work Structures. 7. Employment Relations and Work Structures and the Return to Huddersfield; I. Berg. 8. Evolving Employment Relations in the United States; A.L. Kalleberg. 9. Assessing the Decline of Internal Labor Markets; P. Cappelli. 10. The Loose Coupling of Jobs: The Subcontracting of Everyone? N. DiTomaso. 11. High-Performance Work Systems and Labor Market Structures; E. Appelbaum, P. Berg. 12. Careers and Employment Relations; A.B. Sorensen. 13. Age and the Labor Market: Trends in Employment Security and Employment Institutions; W.P. Bridges. IV: Evolving Patterns of Stratification in the United States. 14. Trends in Income Inequality in the United States; F. Nielsen, A.S. Aldersen. 15. Did Job Quality Deteriorate in the 1980s and 1990s? J. Schmitt. 16. Six Reasons for Skepticism about the Technology Story of U.S. Wage Inequality; J. Bernstein, L. Mishel. 17. Changes in Education and Changing Labor Markets; T. Bailey. 18. What Happened to Middle Management? M.W. Meyer. 19. Social Networks, Job Changes, and Recruitment; P.V. Marsden, E.H. Gorman. 20. Regional Labor Markets; J.J. Beggs, W.J. Villemez. V: Evolving Public Policies: Structure of Opportunity and Economic Outcomes. 21. Evolving Patterns of Sex Segregation; J.A. Jacobs. 22. The Sex Gap in Pay and Comparable Worth: An Update; P. England, J. Thompson, C. Aman. 23. Employment Discrimination and its Remedies; B.F. Reskin. 24. Hiring in Urban Labor Markets: Shifting Labor Demands, Persistent Racial Differences; P. Moss, C. Tilly. 25. Race and Labor Market Segmentation; R.L. Kaufman. 26. Immigration and Labor Markets in the United States; F.D. Bean, S. Gonzalez-Baker, R. Capps. VI: Afterword. 27. Evolving Labor Markets: Conclusions and Implications; I. Berg, A. Kalleberg. Index.