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Just One More Hand free pdf Just One More Hand tells a story that workers all over can relate to: an industry that promised a solid and stable livelihood is being transformed by competitive pressures, causing employees to lose their economic footing. What seemed like a good job one day becomes a bad job the next. Incorporating the real experiences of casino employees, the book demonstrates the difficulties for local communities that are building new casinos in the hopes of luring tourists. Local communities placing all their chips on casinos as an economic development strategy face increasingly long odds.Life stories of individual workers in Atlantic City are explored in the context of the history of the city and the now-global gaming industry. With more and more casinos competing for customers, employees are feeling the brunt of cost-cutting measures, including the wholesale closure of some casinos. While long-time employees are fighting against concessions and wage stagnation, younger workers juggle multiple part-time and seasonal jobs at several casinos. Policy makers hoping to offset these trends are trying to rebrand Atlantic City for a younger, hipper, and more well-to-do clientele using public-private partnerships. Unfortunately, scant attention is being paid to the core issue in economic development--the need for sustainable livelihoods and meaningful work. Here, Ellen Mutari and Deborah Figart explore the realities of the industry and the lives and challenges the workers within it are facing.

About Ellen Mutari

Ellen Mutari is Professor of Economics at the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, located just outside of Atlantic City. Mutari has held visiting positions at the New School for Social Research, Rutgers University's Department of Labor Studies and Employment Relations, and Monmouth University. Mutari was the Book Series Editor for the Routledge IAFFE Advances in Feminist Economics book series from 2008-2013. She is one of the co-authors, with Deborah M. Figart and Marilyn Power, of the first book in this series, Living Wages, Equal Wages: Gender and Labor Market Policies in the United States. She and Deborah Figart also edited Women and the Economy: A Reader. Previously, she published an edited volume based on a set of conference papers, Gender and Political Economy: Incorporating Diversity into Theory and Public Policy. She is also the author or co-author of 15 scholarly journal articles, primarily on labor market issues and policies. An Editorial Associate at Dollars and Sense magazine since 2000, Mutari's articles for this popular economics journal have been reprinted in anthologies. Mutari is currently President of the Association for Social Economics, and has served multiple terms as a member of the ASE Board of Trustees. She has served on the editorial boards of several scholarly economics journals. Deborah M. Figart is Professor of Education and Economics at the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey. Figart is an internationally-known scholar in the field of labor and employment issues. Figart is the author of 16 books, monographs, or guest-edited academic journal volumes. Her sole- and co-authored scholarly books are Living Wages, Equal Wages: Gender and Labor Market Policies in the United States (with Ellen Mutari and Marilyn Power) and Contesting the Market: Pay Equity and the Politics of Economic Restructuring (with Peggy Kahn). Her co-edited books are titled Handbook of Research on Gender and Economic Life, Living Standards and Social Well-Being, Ethics and the Market, Living Wage Movements: Global Perspectives, Women and the Economy: A Reader, Working Time, and Emotional Labor in the Service Economy. She is also author of 39 referred journal articles, 14 other refereed publications such as encyclopedia entries, 25 books chapters, and assorted other publications. Figart has written a number of newspaper op-ed pieces related to work issues and financial literacy. Several of her articles have appeared in the economics magazine Dollars

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Author : Ellen Mutari
Publisher : Rowman
Data Published : 30 January 2015
ISBN : 144223668X
EAN : 9781442236684
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 284 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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