Do the poor wake up quickly? A study of low pay and muted horizons

Ramakrishnan, Sumeetra, Riley, Michael and Szivas, Edith (2007) Do the poor wake up quickly? A study of low pay and muted horizons. The Service Industries Journal, 27 (2) . pp. 139-150. ISSN 0264-2069 [Article] (doi:10.1080/02642060601122660)


The paper paints a portrait of service industry workers who are outside the institutional parameters of industrial relations. It considers the effects of hard work on the personal horizons of the working poor. By asking workers to describe target earnings and what a ‘better job’means against a background of long hours, the study shows what distress selling of labour actually looks like. The results indicate that subjects correctly perceive their lack of opportunity and have horizons circumscribed by industrial norms.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Sumeetra Ramakrishnan (nee Thozhur)
Research Areas: A. > Business School > Economics
A. > Business School > Marketing, Branding and Tourism
Item ID: 10323
Depositing User: Sumeetra Ramakrishnan
Date Deposited: 19 Mar 2013 08:28
Last Modified: 23 Jan 2019 10:47

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