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The Servant Class CityUrban Revitalization Versus the Working Poor in San Diego$
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David J. Karjanen

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780816694624

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: May 2017

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816694624.001.0001

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Working Retail in the Inner City

Working Retail in the Inner City

(p.109) 4 Working Retail in the Inner City
The Servant Class City

David J. Karjanen

University of Minnesota Press

The fourth chapter looks more closely at employment in the retail sector, noting the poor job quality and challenges to workers in the industry. It first looks at the general trends in the industry that ultimately have an influence on employment practices and job quality. In the second section it discusses the promotion of retail in the inner city by developers and planning bodies, and in the final section it looks closely at job quality, career ladders, and case studies of issues related to working in retail.

Keywords:   Urban revitalization, Urban poor, Working poor, Retail, Labor market, Service work, Job quality, America, San Diego

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