Ch 31: Holt McDougal Economics Chapter 9.2: Trends in Today's Labor Market

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The Trends in Today's Labor Market chapter of this Holt McDougal Economics - Concepts and Choices Textbook Companion Course helps students learn the essential lessons associated with contemporary labor market trends. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Trends in Today's Labor Market textbook chapter.

How It Works:

  • Identify the lessons in the Trends in Today's Labor Market chapter with which you need help.
  • Find the corresponding video lessons with this companion course chapter.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the labor market trend topics you need to learn or review.
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • If you need additional help, rewatch the videos until you've mastered the material or submit a question for one of our instructors.

Chapter Topics

You'll learn all of the economics topics covered in the textbook chapter, including:

  • Labor unions and primary and secondary labor markets
  • Impacts of technological change
  • The influence of technology on careers, including globalization and outsourcing
  • Advantages of alternative work arrangements
  • Job loss, changing occupations and retraining

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5 Lessons in Chapter 31: Holt McDougal Economics Chapter 9.2: Trends in Today's Labor Market
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Labor in the U.S.: Unions, Labor Markets & Professions

1. Labor in the U.S.: Unions, Labor Markets & Professions

This lesson discusses the differences between the two labor markets in the United States - primary and secondary. It also defines labor unions and the characteristics of a profession.

What is a Technological Change? - Definition, Advantages, Impact & Examples

2. What is a Technological Change? - Definition, Advantages, Impact & Examples

How has technology changed your life in the last 5, 10, or 20 years? In this lesson, you will learn the definition of technological change as well as its advantages, impacts, and several examples.

Globalization, Outsourcing & Insourcing: Impact of Technology on Careers

3. Globalization, Outsourcing & Insourcing: Impact of Technology on Careers

This lesson discusses the impact information technology has on careers. Globalization has been driven by advances in technology and has impacted job security and wages. We will specifically look at downsizing, insourcing and outsourcing.

Pros & Cons of Alternative Work Arrangements: Home Office, Virtual Teams and Telecommuting

4. Pros & Cons of Alternative Work Arrangements: Home Office, Virtual Teams and Telecommuting

Alternative work arrangements have become an important trend in work over the past quarter century. In this lesson, you'll learn about some different types of alternative work arrangements, including the pros and cons of utilizing them. A short quiz follows the lesson.

Changing Occupations: Causes & Worker Retraining

5. Changing Occupations: Causes & Worker Retraining

In this lesson, we will discuss the issues that come with losing one's current career and the cumulative problems that occur as workers age or attempt to retrain.

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