Get 20M+ Full-Text Papers For Less Than $1.50/day. Start a 14-Day Trial for You or Your Team.

Learn More →

Kin Reciprocities, the Familial Corporation, and Other Moral Economies: Workplace, Family, and Kin in the Modern Global Context

Kin Reciprocities, the Familial Corporation, and Other Moral Economies: Workplace, Family, and... CHAPTER 4 Kin Reciprocities, the Familial Corporation, and Other Moral Economies: Workplace, Family, and Kin in the Modern Global Context ANGELA M. O'RAND DEPARTMENT OF SOCIOLOGY DUKE UNIVERSITY EMILY M. AGREE DEPARTMENT OF SOCiOLOOY DUKE UNIVERSiTY ... to receive the bonus (Five Dollar Day) married men should live with and take good care of their families.-Hcnry Ford Henry Ford introduced the Five Dollar Day at his Highland Park, Michigan . plant in 1914 in an effort to introduce production changes, stave off the union­ izing efforts of the Industrial Workers of the World, and reduce labor turnover (May, 1982). The new wage offered a $5 minimum for 8 hours work plus a bonus to those deemed productive at work and worthy at home. To help admin­ ister his plan , Ford established the Sociological (personnel) Department in the company not only to monitor and reward worker productivity, but also to assist workers' families by providing support structures for their maintenance and developmem including legal, credit, and mortgage acquisition services. Worker attachment to the company was presumed to benefit from worker attachment to the family. And the gendered division of labor in the family allocated bread­ winning to men and http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Annual Review of Gerontology & Geriatrics Springer Publishing

Kin Reciprocities, the Familial Corporation, and Other Moral Economies: Workplace, Family, and Kin in the Modern Global Context

Loading next page...
 
/lp/springer-publishing/kin-reciprocities-the-familial-corporation-and-other-moral-economies-006MJHdtpJ
Publisher
Springer Publishing
ISSN
0198-8794
eISSN
1944-4036
DOI
10.1891/0198-8794.13.1.75
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site

Abstract

CHAPTER 4 Kin Reciprocities, the Familial Corporation, and Other Moral Economies: Workplace, Family, and Kin in the Modern Global Context ANGELA M. O'RAND DEPARTMENT OF SOCIOLOGY DUKE UNIVERSITY EMILY M. AGREE DEPARTMENT OF SOCiOLOOY DUKE UNIVERSiTY ... to receive the bonus (Five Dollar Day) married men should live with and take good care of their families.-Hcnry Ford Henry Ford introduced the Five Dollar Day at his Highland Park, Michigan . plant in 1914 in an effort to introduce production changes, stave off the union­ izing efforts of the Industrial Workers of the World, and reduce labor turnover (May, 1982). The new wage offered a $5 minimum for 8 hours work plus a bonus to those deemed productive at work and worthy at home. To help admin­ ister his plan , Ford established the Sociological (personnel) Department in the company not only to monitor and reward worker productivity, but also to assist workers' families by providing support structures for their maintenance and developmem including legal, credit, and mortgage acquisition services. Worker attachment to the company was presumed to benefit from worker attachment to the family. And the gendered division of labor in the family allocated bread­ winning to men and

Journal

Annual Review of Gerontology & GeriatricsSpringer Publishing

Published: Jan 1, 1993

There are no references for this article.