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Surviving Job Loss : Papermakers in Maine and Minnesota (Paperback) (Kenneth A. Root)

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Root and Park examine the plight of workers displaced from two paper mills and their paths to reemployment, retirement decisions, and the personal struggles they faced as a result of their dislocations. They provide insightful, personal portraits of workers that are representative of the hundreds who lost their jobs as a result of two mill closings—one in Sartell, Minnesota, and the other in Bucksport, Maine.In addition, the authors describe the types of assistance that were offered to the workers displaced by the mill closings, dedicate a chapter each to the plights of female workers and of spouses who were both displaced by the closings, discuss the importance of community when economic displacement occurs, compare the experience of a mill closing in Canada with the Maine and Minnesota closings, and conclude with ways that society can be more proactive in assisting workers who suffer job displacement and the economic and psychological impacts that so often occur as a result.Overall, this book adds a human perspective to the problems facing dislocated workers, not only in the shrinking paper industry but also in other contracting industries in the United States.
Number of Pages: 251.0
Genre: Political Science
Format: Paperback
Publisher: W E Upjohn Inst for
Author: Kenneth A. Root
Language: English
Street Date: February 11, 2016
TCIN: 51494544
UPC: 9780880995078
Item Number (DPCI): 248-21-6560

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