You're Paid What You're Worth: And Other Myths of the Modern Economy

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Price
$29.95  $27.55
Publisher
Belknap Press
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Pages
384
Dimensions
5.9 X 8.3 X 1.4 inches | 1.19 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780674916593

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About the Author

Jake Rosenfeld is Professor of Sociology at Washington University in St. Louis, where he specializes in the political and economic causes of inequality in advanced democracies. He is author of What Unions No Longer Do and writes for the New York Times, Politico, and the Los Angeles Times, among other outlets.

Reviews

You're Paid What You're Worth is a lively and rigorous study that will change debates over labor markets. Rosenfeld's original research serves as a very important rejoinder to old ideas in economics and to conventional wisdom in the mass public.--Alexander Hertel-Fernandez, Columbia University
Rosenfeld's book provides a rich sociological theory of the labor market, showing why and how wages are largely set by norms, organizational practices, and institutions.--Suresh Naidu, Columbia University
A flat-out revelation of a book by one of the nation's top scholars of the labor market, You're Paid What You're Worth is required reading for anyone who cares about the future of work in America. With concise prose informed by history and cutting-edge research, Rosenfeld dispels one myth after another about how the modern economy works and champions thoughtful solutions for how American prosperity can once more lead to broad social uplift.--Matthew Desmond, author of Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City
The growth in earnings inequality requires us to understand what determines pay in the economy. Jake Rosenfeld's book provides nuanced and bold insight into the question of 'who gets what and why?' He challenges widely held assumptions and approaches in this area by probing the impact of fairness norms, organizational inertia and mimicry, and most importantly power in determining pay. In so doing, he provides novel and provocative perspectives on policies to address this pressing problem.--David Weil, Dean, The Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University
Jake Rosenfeld pulls back the curtain on the multifaceted cultural, institutional, and market forces at play in wage-setting. This timely book illuminates the power dynamics and often arbitrary forces that have contributed to the egregious inequality in the US labor market--and then lays out a clear blueprint for progressive change.--Thea Lee, President of the Economic Policy Institute
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