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Sheppard, Harold L.

Works: 69 works in 232 publications in 4 languages and 6,438 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: HD6280, 331.398
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Most widely held works about Harold L Sheppard
Most widely held works by Harold L Sheppard
The graying of working America : the coming crisis in retirement-age policy by Harold L Sheppard( Book )

10 editions published between 1977 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Where have all the robots gone? Worker dissatisfaction in the '70s by Harold L Sheppard( Book )

16 editions published between 1972 and 1974 in 4 languages and held by 918 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book presents an overview of American worker dissatisfaction in the 1970's, based upon three separate national surveys taken among two groups: blue and white collar union member workers and the young American worker under 30 years of age. The text is preceded by a foreward by Harvey Swados, an authors' preface, and an introduction by Michael Maccoby. Chapters are divided into five sections and include: (1) The Myth of the Happy Worker, Chapters 1 and 2, presenting an overview of the work force and discontented white male blue collar workers; (2) Blue Collars on Borrowed Time, Chapters 3, 4, and 5, discussing the nature of the workers' job tasks, their effects upon worker alienation and political orientation, and job security; (3) The Young Worker, Chapters 6, 7, and 8, discussing the under-30 workers; (4) Opportunity and the Older Worker, Chapters 9 and 10, examining mid-career malaise and second careers; and (5) Possibilities for Change, Chapters 11 and 12, discussing solutions and employer points of view and policies. (Chapters 10 and 11 were written by Alan Entine and Fred Foulkes, respectively.) Statistical tables and the interview form used for white male union workers are appended. (Lh)
Poverty and wealth in America by Harold L Sheppard( Book )

9 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 642 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Economic failure, alienation, and extremism by Michael T Aiken( Book )

9 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 514 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The job hunt : job-seeking behavior of unemployed workers in a local economy by W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research( Book )

19 editions published between 1965 and 1966 in English and Undetermined and held by 507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The purpose of this study was to examine the role of social-psychological factors in the job-seeking experiences of unemployed workers. A sample of more than 450 blue collar workers and nearly 80 white collar workers selected from the files of the state employment service of erie, pennsylvania, was interviewed. Once employed, 62 percent of the male and 20 percent of the female blue collar workers started to look for a new job within one week. Workers expecting a call-back were less likely to seek a job than those not expecting to be called back to work. Friends, relatives, and other workers were the major source of job-leads, with direct company application second. Unemployed female white collar workers, started their job hunt sooner than female blue collar workers, and relied more frequently on private employment agencies. While a healthy economy is obviously the basic condition for the success of the job-seeker, and he must have the proper skills and education, his behavior is heavily influenced by his achievement motivation, his achievement values, and his job-interview anxiety. Workers who used the "wide ranging" approach in selecting companies at which to apply, and who tried to get jobs "really different" from their usual area, were more successful in finding employment. This document is available for $7.95 from the johns hopkins press, baltimore, maryland 21218. (wm)
When labor votes : a study of auto workers by Arthur W Kornhauser( Book )

14 editions published between 1956 and 1976 in English and held by 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Toward an industrial gerontology; an introduction to a new field of applied research and service( Book )

10 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Political economy of public service employment by Harold L Sheppard( Book )

11 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Civil rights, employment, and the social status of American Negroes by Harold L Sheppard( Book )

3 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Employment-related problems of older workers : a research strategy by Harold L Sheppard( Book )

4 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New perspectives on older workers by Harold L Sheppard( Book )

7 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The document offers four research studies dealing with the older worker. The first study, "a Perspective on the Status of Older Americans in Today's Job Market," goes beyond the ordinary statistical analyses of the labor force participation of older adults, and deals with age discrimination by employers and Employment Service offices. Also discussed are the frequent handicaps imposed by older workers themselves. The second more technical study, "Age and Migration Factors in the Socioeconomic Conditions of Urban Black and White Women," compares the labor force status and general well-being of older and younger women, and deals with the impact of urban size. The third study, "The Emerging Pattern of Second Careers," considers a newly recognized dimension of industrial gerontology. Increased longevity, the economy, and technological change are seen as factors aggravating the problems of older workers. Comparisons between older candidates and noncandidates for second careers and social-psychological dimensions are discussed. The final study, "The Potential Role of Behavioral Science in the Solution of the 'Older Worker Problem'," reexamines some major issues of policy affecting the older worker, noting that the gap between educational attainments of younger and the older workers has narrowed over the past several decades. (Author/MW)
Effects of family planning on poverty in the United States by Harold L Sheppard( Book )

3 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The nature of the job problem and the role of new public service employment by Harold L Sheppard( Book )

6 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Intended to promote discussion about unemployment and underemployment in America, this report considers the question of who among the poor do, or do not, work, and why; the occupations, industries, regional distribution, and other characteristics of the working poor; estimates as to how many more jobs could be filled or created during 1965-75; and the role of private and public employers in meeting "hard core" employment needs. Finally, the report asserts the need to combine current training and hiring efforts in the private sector with the expansion and provision of public service at various levels of government and in nonprofit organizations. Twelve tables are included. (Ly)
Promoting jobfinding success for the unemployed by Harold L Sheppard( Book )

3 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Industrial society; the emergence of the human problems of automation (Problèmes humains du machinisme industriel) by Georges Friedmann( Book )

19 editions published between 1955 and 1977 in 3 languages and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A search for new directions in the war against poverty by Harold L Sheppard( Book )

3 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Too old to work, too young to retire ; a case study of a permanent plant shutdown by Institute of Labor and Industrial Relations (University of Michigan--Wayne State University)( Book )

5 editions published in 1960 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aging in the eighties : hard-strapped and well-off retirees : a study in perceived income adequacy by Harold L Sheppard( Book )

3 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aging in China by Harold L Sheppard( Book )

4 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This document consists of facts and impressions gathered during 1984, in the course of an 18-day visit to the Peoples Republic of China by a team of epidemiologists and gerontologists from the United States. The major portion of the paper presents demographic, economic, and social perspectives on aging in China. It is noted that China remains a heavily rural society; that the current population target for the year 2000 is 1.2 billion; and that life expectancy in Shanghai and Beijing has reached 73 years. Economic and cultural reasons for high fertility and/or birth rates in rural areas are discussed. Filial responsibility and the implications for caregiving of China's one-child per couple policy are considered. The influence of Marxism regarding population control is examined, the functioning of the pension system in China is discussed, and the formation and functioning of local gerontological organizations in China are described. A section on closing observations compares and contrasts the growth in urban areas of nuclear families and the increase in rural areas of the traditional Chinese extended family. A list of the visiting team members and the major places visited is included. (Nb)
The Future of older workers by Harold L., Ed Sheppard( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book contains seven chapters on work and older workers based on an international symposium held at the University of South Florida in 1989. Chapter titles and authors are as follows: (1) "The Corporate Sector's Stake in Older Workers" (Daniel Knowles); (2) "a Seller's Market for Older Workers" (Audrey Freedman); (3) "Retirees' Reentry into the Labor Force" (Melissa A. Hardy); (4) "The Work Environment and Employee Benefits as Incentives for the Older Worker" (Audrey G. McCool, George E. Stevens); (5) "The Health Status of Older Workers: Issues and Policy Implications" (Thomas N. Chirikos); (6) "Training Opportunities for Older Workers" (Peter Plett); and (7) "Modernization and Older Worker Policies: An Appraisal of the French Experience" (Xavier Gaullier). (Kc)
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Sheppard, Harold L.

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