Kalleberg wins award for book, ‘Good Jobs, Bad Jobs’

Arne Kalleberg won a major award from the Academy of Management for his book, 'Good Jobs, Bad Jobs.'

Arne Kalleberg, a sociologist at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, won a top Academy of Management award for his book, “Good Jobs, Bad Jobs: The Rise of Polarized and Precarious Employment Systems in the United States, 1970s to 2000s.”

Kalleberg is Kenan Distinguished Professor of Sociology in the College of Arts and Sciences. The George R. Terry Book Award is granted annually to the book judged to have made the most outstanding contribution to the advancement of management knowledge during the last two years.

Kalleberg’s book provides an insightful analysis of how and why precarious employment is gaining ground in the labor market and the role these developments have played in the decline of the middle class. He shows that by the 1970s, government deregulation, global competition and the rise of the service sector gained traction, while institutional protections for workers — such as unions and minimum-wage legislation — weakened. Together, these forces marked the end of postwar security for American workers.

The Academy of Management is an international association with more than 19,000 members. The award was presented at a recent meeting of the group in Boston.

For more on the book, visit https://www.russellsage.org/publications/good-jobs-bad-jobs.