Working in large food retailers in France and the USA: The key role of institutions

Abstract : Despite numerous similarities between the food retail sectors of France and the USA, there are significant contrasts in the jobs, and in particular the modal job, cashier. Notably, there are differences in pay, productivity and physical working position. Using the concept of ‘national-sectoral models’ of employment practices, this research draws on in-depth, interview-based case studies of food retailers in France and the USA, as well as standard data sources, to probe the reasons for these differences. Cross-national differences in wage-setting institutions, along with other institutional differences linked to family roles and disparate shopping cultures in the two countries, are key causes. These differences play out in interaction with distinct labour supply patterns, themselves based in part on differing institutions regarding reproduction of the labour force.
Type de document :
Article dans une revue
Work, Employment and Society, SAGE Publications (UK and US), 2012, pp.588-605. 〈http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/0950017012445105〉
Liste complète des métadonnées

Littérature citée [25 références]  Voir  Masquer  Télécharger

https://hal-univ-paris8.archives-ouvertes.fr/hal-01058686
Contributeur : Haki Shtalbi <>
Soumis le : mardi 21 novembre 2017 - 09:46:50
Dernière modification le : mercredi 4 juillet 2018 - 23:14:10

Fichiers

Working in large food retailer...
Fichiers produits par l'(les) auteur(s)

Identifiants

  • HAL Id : hal-01058686, version 1

Collections

Citation

Philippe Askenazy, Jean-Baptiste Berry, Françoise Carré, Sophie Prunier-Poulmaire, Chris Tilly. Working in large food retailers in France and the USA: The key role of institutions. Work, Employment and Society, SAGE Publications (UK and US), 2012, pp.588-605. 〈http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/0950017012445105〉. 〈hal-01058686〉

Partager

Métriques

Consultations de la notice

414

Téléchargements de fichiers

155