Creating and Transforming Households: The Constraints of the World-Economy - Studies in Modern Capitalism (Hardback)Cynthia Woodsong (author of contributions), Joan Smith (author), Immanuel Wallerstein (author), Maria del Carmen Baerga (author of contributions), Mark Beittel (author of contributions), Kathie Friedman-Kasaba (author of contributions), Randall H. McGuire (author of contributions), William G. Martin (author of contributions), Kathleen Stanley (author of contributions), Lanny Thompson (author of contributions)
Hardback 320 Pages / Published: 27/08/1992
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This book, first published in 1992, seeks an explanation of the pattern of sharp discrepancy of wage levels across the world-economy for work of comparable productivity. It explores how far such differences can be explained by the different structures of households as 'income-pooling units', examining three key variables: location in the core or periphery of the world-economy; periods of expansion versus periods of contraction in the world-economy; and secular transformation over time. The authors argue that both the boundaries of households and their sources of income are molded by the changing patterns of the world-economy, but are also modes of defense against its pressures. Drawing empirical data from eight local regions in three different zones - the United States, Mexico and southern Africa - this book presents a systematic and original approach to the intimate link between the micro-structures of households and the structures of the capitalist world-economy at a global level.
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 600 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 19 mm
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