Sociology 21: Work and the New Economy


The course explores changes in the nature of work and the workplace in recent years.  We will pay particular attention to trends in wage inequality, the rise of "contingent" and part-time employment, changes in the work conditions of professional and highly-paid work vs. low-wage work, organizational dynamics with respect to gender, and the relationship between work and technology.  Some attention will also be focused on international comparisons and employment policies.