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Discovering Sociology: The Economy, Work & Consumption

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Professors William Chambliss and Daina Eglitis discuss the post-industrial age and the rise of the service industry. A key characteristic of the post-industrial era is the the decline of the manufacturing industry, which began in the 1970s. Service industry jobs have taken the place of manufacturing jobs for people who have only a high school education--but the new jobs do not pay as well.

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