The sociology of work defined as the subject which "involves the systematic study of the interrelationship between the people and institutions associated with the production of goods and services" (M.B. Bruns 2007 "The Sociology of Work", in G. Ritzer (ed.) The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology, Malden, MA: Blackwell, p. 5292) may focus on individual characteristics e.g. gender, race, age, education, promotion, and compensation, or structural aspects e.g. jobs, occupations, industries (ibid.).
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