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Blue Collar Frayed: Working Men in Tomorrow’s Economy

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About the author

Jennifer Rayner

Jennifer Rayner was born into the aspirational suburbia of the Hawke years, and came of age in the long boom of the Howard era. Her lifetime has tracked alongside the yawning inequalities that have opened up across the Australian community in the past …

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Praise for Blue Collar Frayed

‘Essential reading for anyone who wants to understand the impact of change in our society.’ Former ACTU secretary Bill Kelty

‘Well-researched, humane, and utterly vital. The book we need now for the Australian workforce we want to have.’ —Richard Denniss, Chief Economist, The Australia Institute

‘Jennifer Rayner’s well researched and compelling account of our changing workforce is essential reading if you are wondering where technology is leading our economy and the people who make that economy function. She understands the workers behind the economic data and so she has accomplished something rare and important: economics with heart and soul.’ ​—Rebecca Huntley, social researcher and author of Still Lucky

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