After Redundancy

After Redundancy

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This book examines the long-term impact of redundancy on a workforce who lost their jobs when a Sheffield steel company closed one of its plants. The authors set the key findings of a large number of detailed interviews in the context of the discussion of economic decline, deindustrialization, redundancy, unemployment and employment policy. They also analyse current debates about the impact of recession, the role of trade unions and possible solutions to structural unemployment. "After Redundancy" provides valuable insights into the impact of recession on a workforce accustomed to relative affluence. It also records interesting shifts in attitudes towards trade unions and the Labour Party. The book is intended for second or third year undergraduates and researchers in sociology of work, sociology of Britain, industrial sociology, industrial relations, labour studies and employment policy more

Product details

  • Hardback | 220 pages
  • 161.5 x 234.7 x 19.6mm | 521.64g
  • Polity Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0745601510
  • 9780745601519

Table of contents

The Study ; The Economic and Political Context ; The Coming of Redundancy ; The Impact of Redundancy: The First Search for New Work ; The Impact of Redundancy: Economic Experience over Three Years ; Re-Employment and Unemployment ; Retirement and Early Retirement ; Voting and Defection from Labour ; Ambiguities of Socio-Political Orientation ; Conclusions. more