Labor Commitment and Social Change in Developing Areas
USA Social Science Research Council, Social Science Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Economic Growth
Social Science Research Council, 1960 - 378 pages
This work examines the intended and unanticipated consequences of economic advancement in developing areas and the commitment of industrial labor. Both the short-term acceptance of the attitudes and beliefs appropriate to a modernized economy are discussed.
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