Work and Labour
How America Compares offers data and analysis on an encyclopedic range of social indicators, comparing the United States with 17 other politically stable, economically affluent democracies. Occasionally, there are more global perspectives, but most of the book examines commonalities and contrasts among these advanced democracies. Chapter Four examines changing patterns in the labour force, especially as they are affected by changing gender roles and the aging society. It looks at issues of unemployment and unsatisfactory employment, as well as at trends in trade union membership and industrial disputes.