Origins of the Modern Career

Origins of the Modern Career
David Mitch, John Brown, and Marco H.D. van Leeuwen, Origins of the Modern Career
Aldershot: Ashgate, 2004; ISBN 0-7546-3496-5; 342 pp.

This book originates from an international research program that is reassessing when and why modern careers emerged. With fifteen essays this volume brings together some of the most important results of this new field of research. Based upon the innovative use of micro-level historical sources, the contributions by economic and social historians reveal the emergence of identifiable career paths in a wide range of occupational settings in Europe and the Americas over the period 1800 to the end of World War II. They highlight the economic and social forces that shaped the creation of both formal and informal career paths and led to their diffusion throughout the workforces of most developed economies by the early 1950s.

  1. The History of the Modern Career: An Introduction [pdf]
    John Brown, Marco van H.D. Leeuwen, and David Mitch
  2. An Economic Perspective on Career Formation [pdf]
    Laura J. Owen
  3. The Use of Event-History-Analysis in Career Research [pdf]
    Ineke Maas
  4. Constructing the Modern Career, 1840-1940 [pdf]
    Andrew Miles and Mike Savage
  5. Job Stability and Career Opportunities in the Work-Life History of Policemen in Victorian and Edwardian England [pdf]
    Haia Shpayer-Makov
  6. Trade Unions and Employment Stability at the Canadian Pacific Railway, 1903-29 [pdf]
    Mary MacKinnon
  7. Career Making at Pullman: Employment Stability and Job Mobility for Railroad Repair Shop Workers, 1915 to 1970 [pdf]
    Susan Eleanor Hirsch and Janice L. Reiff
  8. Skilled Work and Labour Careers in the Argentine Printing Industry, 1880-1930 [pdf]
    Maria Silvia Badoza
  9. Small Business, Self-Employment and Women's Work-Life Choices in Nineteenth Century London [pdf]
    Alison Kay
  10. The Careers of Female Graduates of Cambridge University, 1920s-1970s
    Pat Thane[pdf]
  11. Occupational Careers of the Total Male Labour Force during Industrialization: the Example of Nineteenth-century Sweden [pdf]
    Ineke Maas and Marco H.D. van Leeuwen
  12. Working Class Careers: On-the-Job Experience and Career Formation in Munich, 1895-1910 [pdf]
    John C. Brown and Gerhard Neumeier
  13. Agricultural Labour as a Career: Norfolk Farm Workers in the Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries [pdf]
    David Mitch
  14. Factory Work and arrangiarsi alla canesca. Professional Careers of the Saffat's Steelworkers from 1900 to '29 Crisis [pdf]
    Paolo Raspadori
  15. Career Patterns in the British Chemical Profession during the Twentieth Century [pdf]
    Robin Mackie and Gerrylynn K. Roberts

Title page [pdf]
Contents [pdf]
Index [pdf]