What Globalization Means to Class Reproduction: How Class Reproduction is Changing in the United States
In light of the United States changing workforce it is important to discuss how globalization has affected class reproduction over the last two decades. Corporate downsizing has lead to the loss of high-wage employment in the labor market. The disappearance of blue-collar labor has created a class of low wage service industry jobs. Although there are several options for hopeful employees, this research will focus on individuals who enter the labor and accept low wage employment. In order to understand the affects off globalization the theory of class reproduction will be examined. During the late 1970s and throughout the two decades that followed, the effects of globalization could be seen in the decline and relocation of manufacturing jobs. Literature concerning the effects of globalization fails to acknowledge the impact made to the cycle of class reproduction. To supplement current literature, data from the Bureau of Labor and Statistics will be analyzed.
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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