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Inventing unemployment : regulating joblessness in twentieth-century Australia, Anthony O'Donnell

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Inventing unemployment : regulating joblessness in twentieth-century Australia
Title
Inventing unemployment
Title remainder
regulating joblessness in twentieth-century Australia
Statement of responsibility
Anthony O'Donnell
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Language
eng
Summary
"This book examines the evolution of Australian unemployment law and policy across the past 100 years. It poses the question 'How does unemployment happen?' But it poses it in a particular way. How do we regulate work relationships, gather statistics, and administer a social welfare system so as to produce something we call 'unemployment'? And how has that changed over time? Attempts to sort workers into discrete categories - the 'employed', the 'unemployed', those 'not in the labour force' - are fraught, and do not always easily correspond with people's working lives. Across the first decades of the twentieth century, trade unionists, statisticians and advocates of social insurance in Australia as well as Britain grappled with the problem of what forms of joblessness should be classified as 'unemployment'. This book traces those debates. It also chronicles the emergence and consolidation of a specific idea of unemployment in Australia after the Second World War. It then charts the eventual unravelling of that idea, and relates that unravelling to the changing ways of ordering employment relationships. In doing so, Inventing Unemployment challenges the preconception that casual work, self-employment, and the 'gig economy' are recent phenomena. Those forms of work confounded earlier attempts to define 'unemployment' and are again unsettling our contemporary understandings of joblessness. This thought-provoking book shows that the category of 'unemployment', rather than being a taken-for-granted economic variable, has its own history, and that history is intimately related to our changing understandings of 'employment'"--
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O'Donnell, Anthony
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • Labor laws and legislation
  • Labor supply
  • Manpower policy
  • Labor laws and legislation
  • Labor supply
  • Manpower policy
  • Australia
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Inventing unemployment : regulating joblessness in twentieth-century Australia, Anthony O'Donnell
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- A Disorganised Labour Market -- Defining Unemployment : Pre-War Endeavours -- The Labour Exchange -- Unemployment in a Time of Full Employment -- Limiting Unemployment -- Reinventing Unemployment -- Marketing Unemployment
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 184 pages
Isbn
9781509928194
Lccn
2019034917
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
System control number
(OCoLC)1101794103
Label
Inventing unemployment : regulating joblessness in twentieth-century Australia, Anthony O'Donnell
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- A Disorganised Labour Market -- Defining Unemployment : Pre-War Endeavours -- The Labour Exchange -- Unemployment in a Time of Full Employment -- Limiting Unemployment -- Reinventing Unemployment -- Marketing Unemployment
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 184 pages
Isbn
9781509928194
Lccn
2019034917
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
System control number
(OCoLC)1101794103

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