The INVISIBLE WORKFORCE

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Lozano (sociology, Univ. of California at Davis) seeks to create a new labor category, "informal workers" who are not tied to office or factory, not conventional homeworkers, and not actually self-employed, but combine characteristics of each. As freelancers, they willingly trade off job security and regular paychecks for freedom and flexibility. Does this distinction make a real difference? Lozano's supporting evidence and discussion is not convincing. Her research consisted of a study of only a dozen computer and electronics industries and interviews, in 1983, with only 35 freelancers, all located in the San Francisco Bay area. Her discussion is rambling and repetitious, and her conclusion is that there is no need to reorganize the analysis of the economy and society around her new labor concept. Not an essential purchase.-- Harry Frumerman, formerly with Hunter Coll., CUNY correction: Norman Dacey's What's Wrong with Your Life Insurance? , reviewed in LJ 6/15/89, was to have been published in August but now will be published in October.
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