labor studies research topics

1. A "Yes" for Affirmative Action! in Labor and Education

Desc: This paper discusses the pros of the affirmative action initiatives put in place in the United States in the late 1960s-both in education and in the workplace. The paper argues that, despite present attempts to eliminate them, such initiatives need to be continued until full equality is achieved. MLA Format.

2. A Comparative Analysis of Susan Porter Benson's The Cinderella of Occupations

Desc: This paper is a comparative analysis of two perspectives on women's labor in early 20th Century America. The paper contrasts the methods used in these analyses (quantitative, and qualitative case study) and compares the assessments provided by each text. In discussing the key issues of women's labor in the beginning of the 20th century, the author of this paper concludes that the different methodological approaches are helpful for developing a broader perspective of an issue. 8 pgs. 2 sources.

3. A Consideration of the Effects Of Gender in the Work-place/employment.

Desc: This paper will analyze the topic of the inequality and inequity among genders in the Canadian labor force. In particular, this paper will present a critical overview and discussion of an article by Catherine Fillmore titled: "Gender differences in earnings: a re-analysis and prognoses for Canadian women". The focus of this analysis will be directed toward presenting both the author's assessment of the census data collected in her study, and more importantly, addressing both the 'causes' of inequality identified by the author. A broadening of the context and framework will be presented for discussion of inequality, focusing on secondary sources for the purposes of measuring the 'casual' arguments presented by Fillmore, as well as addressing the ways in which this social problem can be rectified and improved. 7 pgs. 24 f/c. 10b.

4. A New Role for the Individual in Class Organization: Women in the Workplace.

Desc: This paper will discuss how the self and society have taken on different places in the social strata of class development. The main theme of this paper will be to focus on woman in the work place and see how sex ahs transgressed the class structure of a society by their involvement in the workplace, rather than in the house raising children. The individual woman, whom may be based traditionally by the housewife class identification, is now becoming more work orientated outside of this class definition. 4 pgs. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

5. A Policy Brief On Unemployment Insurance.

Desc: The topic of unemployment insurance is part of the broad and complex issue of the existence of unemployment in our society. Certain people have suggested that we cannot do anything about the existence of unemployment or even high unemployment, which is why unemployment insurance exists. However, even though globalization has had something to do with putting people out of work, greater blame can be laid on domestic policies such as a poorly designed unemployment insurance program. In response to this problem, the best policies are the ones that reduce the cost of hiring workers and remove impediments that restrict business from expanding. Also, rather than promoting the policy of unemployment insurance, the government should focus on the training and education of workers so that they can perform effectively in the global environment if such policies are to have maximum impact. 5 pgs. 18 f/c. 13b.

6. A Review of Tania Das Gupta's Racism and Paid Work .

Desc: This essay discusses Tania Das Gupta's book Racism and Paid Work. It shows how the author discusses the oppression of workers under capitalism, especially workers that are women or visible minorities. We see how workers are often discriminated against because of the socially defined features of gender and race. 6 pgs. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

7. AIDS in The Workplace.

Desc: The cost of AIDS is another important issue. First, people are afraid of contracting AIDS from the infected person. Prejudice against those with AIDS is another problem. Because AIDS has no cure, some employees will quit rather than associate with an AIDS-Infected co-worker. As a general policy, employees with AIDS should be treated the same as other handicapped employees. APA format. 12 pgs, bibliography lists 8 sources.

8. Abolishment of Child Labor.

Desc: This paper is written at sophomore level. It explains the term 'interest groups,' and what groups are there fighting against child labor in the United States

9. Accredited Think First Group Work Program.

Desc: The effects of homelessness and enforcement on the Accredited Think First Group Work Program.

10. Affirmative Action: The Debate Continues.

Desc: This paper looks at affirmative action by looking at both sides. The paper concludes that two wrongs do not make a right and affirmative action should not exist. 8 pgs. 19 f/c. 4b.

11. Alternative Work Arrangements.

Desc: This is a 9-page paper that outlines the various alternative work arrangement options and identifies their viability.

12. An Argument for the Local Labor Tribunal.

Desc: This paper is an argument for the local labor tribunal. Despite the public perception that labor unions are designed to only help the position of employees, I am highly aware that it is the position of the labor union to protect employment as a whole, and that protecting the rights of the individual worker is important only when those rights have been violated.

13. Analysis of Racism, Sexism and Resistance in Segmented Labour Markets .

Desc: This eight-page undergraduate paper identifies the central arguments in Calliste's chapter "Racism, Sexism and Resistance in Segmented Labour Markets", and offers a discussion and analysis of those arguments. 8 pgs. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

14. Analysis of Views Workplace Diversity.

Desc: This paper addresses six different issues concerning analysis of different views concerning workplace diversity. W.E.B. Dublois is discussed-a brilliant and well-educated man that was a fierce and radical civil rights advocate. The term, "melting pot," certainly sounds altruistic. Many ethnic backgrounds have come together to form one nation. In a way, Schlesinger is echoing what Emerson said much earlier regarding American society.