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The Plight of Older Workers: Labor Market Experience after Plant Closure in the Swiss Manufacturing Sector

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Book Series: Life Course Research and Social Policies ISSN: 2211-7776 ISBN: 9783319397528 9783319397542 Year: Pages: 195 DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-39754-2 Language: English
Publisher: Springer Nature
Subject: Economics --- Social Sciences
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This open access book examines the economic, social, and psychological consequences of manufacturing plant closure at the individual level. Using an original data set of over 1,200 workers from Switzerland who lost their manufacturing jobs after the financial crisis of 2008, the author analyzes the determinants of reemployment, the sector of reemployment, and the change in wages over a two year period. In addition, coverage also explores how plant closure affects the social relationship between a displaced worker and his or her significant other, which includes a discussion of the coping strategies on the household level as well as how changes in a worker's social and occupational life affects overall satisfaction. Readers will discover that the burden of structural change disproportionately falls on the shoulders of workers aged 55 and older who often face substantial barriers when trying to return to employment. A larger portion of this group experience long-term unemployment and those who do manage to find a new job often suffer disproportionate wage loss.This result is intriguing in the context of the current demographic change and contradicts the common assumption that young and low-qualified individuals are at greatest risk of unemployment. Advanced age—and not low education—appears to be the primary obstacle to workers finding job satisfaction after being laid off because of market conditions.

Solidarische Ökonomie als Lebensform

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Book Series: Gesellschaft der Unterschiede ISBN: 9783837636628 9783839436622 Year: DOI: 10.14361/9783839436622 Language: German
Publisher: transcript Verlag Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 103370
Subject: Environmental Sciences
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Was ist "solidarische Ökonomie"? In der Begegnung mit verschiedenen Akteuren der Bewegung in Berlin identifizieren und thematisieren die Beiträge des Bandes zentrale Fragen und Probleme der solidarischen Ökonomie. Sie vermitteln einen lebendigen Eindruck von der Welt des alternativen Wirtschaftens, ohne dass dabei die theoretische Reflexion zu kurz kommt. Ein Buch, das sowohl zum Nachdenken über alternative Formen des Wirtschaftens als auch zum Nach- und Mitmachen animiert.

Tourisme, mobilités et développement régional dans les Alpes Suisses: mise en scène et valeur territoriale. Montreux, Finhaut et Zermatt du XIXe siècle à nos jours

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ISBN: 9782889301096 Year: Pages: 496 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_624530 Language: French
Publisher: Editions Alphil Presses universitaires suisses Grant: Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) - OAPEN-CH - 170313
Subject: History
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Through the paths of three resorts, this book examines how the areas af-fected by tourism and mobility change, and questions the notion of territorial value. The development of territories is understood through their mobility: the mobility not only of people but also of knowledge and information, as well as markets. Today, in a "hypermobile" world, places must be connect-ed. These networks lead to a standardization of territories. However, to at-tract tourists, media attention, and investors, territories must stand out! It is this process of staging and construction of value that this book presents.

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