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Green Gold

The Forest Industry in British Columbia

A comprehensive analysis of the social, political, and economic role of forests as one of the principal single-staple industries in British Columbia, this book explores the history of forestry in the province, legislation and governmental control, labour unions, community and industry structure, employment conditions for men and women, job security, and “boom or bust” ideologies.

474 pages | © 1983

Table of Contents




Part I: Capital

1 A Staples Economy

2 History of a Resource Industry

3 “Partners with Industry”

4 The Structure of the Industry

Part II: Labour

5 Class and Human Capital

6 Markets, Technology, and Employment

7 Patterns of Employment and Unemployment

8 Employment Conditions for Women in Resource Towns

9 Job Control, Security, and Satisfaction

10 Job Control and Ideology

Part III: Communities

11 The Instant Town

12 At the End of the Forest

13 Policies for Change

Appendix A. Methodology and Samples

Appendix B. Tables Accompanying Chapter 9: Job Control, Security and Satisfaction

Appendix C. Tables Accompanying Chapter 10: Ideology 



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