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A better half to the hot American office , that's co-published with the Society for Human source administration and the Centre for powerful corporations, this quantity comprises unique articles and groundbreaking learn, on place of work concerns in the US this day from top students within the fields of commercial, administration and human resources.

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1995), and that the programs themselves are cost effective (Vinokur et al. 1991). Policy level interventions in the United States and legislation to reduce stress and protect worker health are much less prevalent than they are in Europe. However, Murphy and Sauter (2004) noted that there are significant exceptions. One is the Family and Medical Leave act of 1993, which allows workers to take up to six weeks of unpaid leave per year to attend to family members in need of medical care. Examples of secondary preventive efforts at a legislative level involve worker compensation programs, and tertiary prevention or treatment is represented by the Social Security Disability program.

For work in America to change, each and all of these factors and forces will need to be both better understood and a target for intervention. 2 The Transformation of Work in America: New Health Vulnerabilities for American Workers Richard H. Price he plate tectonics of work in the United States have shifted in the last 30 years, causing changes in the risks and vulnerabilities of worker health. The introduction of information technology in its various forms, the globalization of economies, changes in the nature of the employment contract between employers and workers, the emergence of the service economy, and the entry of women into the workforce all have affected the dynamics of working life for Americans.

The 90s began with a period of economic downturn, with an accompanying downsizing of the workforce. Sometimes aided by technology, more work was being demanded of fewer workers, and the economy began to run 24 hours a day (Price and Kompier in press). Perhaps one of the most important changes to have occurred in the 30 years between 1972 and 2002 is the large-scale entry of women into the workforce. Facing the demands of a workplace designed for men who are largely free of daily family responsibilities, women faced conflicts between the obligations of family and the demands of work.

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