Sayer, Andrew (2009) The injustice of unequal work. Soundings, 43. pp. 102-113.Full text not available from this repository.
Economic justice is not just about what people get in terms of resources but what they are allowed or expected to contribute through their work, for this has a huge effect on opportunities for self-development, satisfaction and self-esteem. Capitalist societies have unequal divisions of labour, in which good quality work is concentrated into just a subset of jobs, thereby making meaningful work unattainable for large numbers. The article assesses the damage done by this major structural cause of class inequalities, and argues that the common justifications for the unequal division of labour (in terms of efficiency, cost, feasibility and differences in intelligence) are weak.
|Journal or Publication Title:||Soundings|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||CONTRIBUTIVE JUSTICE ; DIVISION OF LABOUR ; INEQUALITY ; WORK SATISFACTION|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HM Sociology|
|Departments:||Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Sociology|
|Deposited On:||11 Jun 2012 09:25|
|Last Modified:||07 Jan 2015 17:29|
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