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The Resource Right-to-work laws and the crumbling of American public health, Deborah Wallace, Rodrick Wallace

Right-to-work laws and the crumbling of American public health, Deborah Wallace, Rodrick Wallace

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Right-to-work laws and the crumbling of American public health
Title
Right-to-work laws and the crumbling of American public health
Statement of responsibility
Deborah Wallace, Rodrick Wallace
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Language
eng
Summary
This book discusses the socioeconomic effects of Right-to-Work (RTW) laws on state populations. RTW laws forbid requiring union membership even at union-represented worksites. The core of the 22 long-term RTW states was the Confederacy, cultural descendants of rigidly hierarchical agrarian feudal England. RTW laws buttress hierarchy and power imbalance which unions minimize at the worksite and by encouraging higher educational attainment, social mobility, and individual empowerment through group validation. Contrary to claims of RTW proponents, RTW and non-RTW states do not differ significantly in unemployment rates. RTW states have higher poverty rates, lower median household incomes, and lower educational attainment on average and median than non-RTW states. RTW states on average and median have lower life expectancy, higher obesity prevalence, and higher rates of all-cause mortality, early mortality from chronic conditions, child mortality, and risk behaviors than non-RTW states. The higher mortality rates result in startlingly higher annual numbers of years of life lost before age 75. Stroke mortality at age 55-64 in RTW states results in nearly 10,000 years annually lost in excess of what it would be if the mortality rate were that of non-RTW states. A review of respected publications describes the physiological mechanisms and epidemiology of accelerated aging due to socioeconomic stress. Unions challenge hierarchy directly at work-sites and indirectly through encouraging college education, social mobility, and community and political engagement. How startling that feudal hierarchy lives in 21st century America, shaping vast differences between states in macro- and micro-economics, educational attainment, innovation, life expectancy, obesity prevalence, chronic disease mortality, infant and child mortality, risk behaviors, and other public health markers! Readers will gain insight about the coming clash between feudal individualism and adaptive collectivism, and, in the last chapter, on ways to win the clash by zmissionaryy work for collectivism
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Wallace, Deborah
Dewey number
344.730188
Index
index present
LC call number
KF3389
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Wallace, Rodrick
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  • Open and closed shop
  • Public health
  • Medicine & Public Health
  • Public Health
  • Social Policy
  • Labour Law/Social Law
  • Quality of Life Research
Label
Right-to-work laws and the crumbling of American public health, Deborah Wallace, Rodrick Wallace
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Intro; Preface; A Little Statistics; Contents; 1 The Post-World War II America and the High Point of Union Participation; 2 What Unions Do for Workers; 3 Social and Economic Measures Nationally and by RTW Status; 4 Social and Economic Differences: RTW and Non-RTW States; 5 Measures of Death; 6 Early Mortality from Ischemic Heart Disease (Coronary Heart Disease); 7 Premature Unspecified Stroke Mortality; 8 Obesity and Diabetes; 9 American Child Mortality, Low-Weight Births; 10 Taking Risks; 11 Resilience; 11.1 Introduction; 11.2 Methods; 11.3 The Analysis; 11.3.1 Ives Resilience Measure
  • 11.3.2 Details of the Variables and Their Relationships11.3.3 Policy Implications; 12 RTW Laws and Public Health; References; Data Sources; Economic; Demographic; Education/Social; Health and Safety Data Sets and Their Sources; Index
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SPR1023628332
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9783319727844
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-72784-4
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • on1023628332
  • (OCoLC)1023628332
Label
Right-to-work laws and the crumbling of American public health, Deborah Wallace, Rodrick Wallace
Publication
Note
Includes index
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Intro; Preface; A Little Statistics; Contents; 1 The Post-World War II America and the High Point of Union Participation; 2 What Unions Do for Workers; 3 Social and Economic Measures Nationally and by RTW Status; 4 Social and Economic Differences: RTW and Non-RTW States; 5 Measures of Death; 6 Early Mortality from Ischemic Heart Disease (Coronary Heart Disease); 7 Premature Unspecified Stroke Mortality; 8 Obesity and Diabetes; 9 American Child Mortality, Low-Weight Births; 10 Taking Risks; 11 Resilience; 11.1 Introduction; 11.2 Methods; 11.3 The Analysis; 11.3.1 Ives Resilience Measure
  • 11.3.2 Details of the Variables and Their Relationships11.3.3 Policy Implications; 12 RTW Laws and Public Health; References; Data Sources; Economic; Demographic; Education/Social; Health and Safety Data Sets and Their Sources; Index
Control code
SPR1023628332
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319727844
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-72784-4
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • on1023628332
  • (OCoLC)1023628332

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