Underemployment or Economic Democracy

University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Winner of the 1999 CSAA John Porter Memorial Book Award

2004 Edition with a New Introduction by the Author

Praise from readers . . .

“A rigorous, beautifully crafted, and stunningly successful shredding of the human capital enterprise. This splendidly executed investigation offers us a timely picture of ‘human capital theory’ as the social sciences’ own Titanic.”
Ivar Berg, University of Pennsylvania

“A superb book notable for its effective synthesis of quantitative, qualitative, historical, and theoretical approaches. Livingstone explores an issue of vital importance: the growing disjunction between education and paid work in advanced industrial economies.”
Beverley H. Burris, University of New Mexico

“Livingstone’s book is an incisive critique of economic and educational orthodoxy, and a powerful new analysis of the connections among school, learning, and work. An important new study by one of the best educational sociologists in the world.”
R. W. Connell, University of Sydney

“One of the most important books of the decade. This book breathes new life into the much overlooked relationship between education and economic reform.”
Henry A. Giroux, Pennsylvania State University

“In contrast to the dismal future of continuing and growing underemployment promised by the dominant social policy elite, the author offers a refreshing alternative of economic democracy that is economically viable, socially just, and politically worth struggling for.”
Raj Pannu, University of Alberta

Published in Canada by Garamond Press (Aurora, Ontario)

ISBN 978-1-5519301-7-6/paperback/374 pp./illus./October 2003/$42.50