Traces why work in New Zealand, and in many other parts of the world, has changed so dramatically. It examines how new technology and closer global links will change the world of work in the future. Such knowledge will help students understand their place in the economic world. It encourages students to think about the values we place on our work and investigates alternatives to the ways in which paid work is now carried out.
Contents include: 1. Work in Earlier Times -- 2. Work in Early New Zealand -- 3. Changing Times, Changing Roles -- 4. Changing Kinds of Jobs -- 5. Changing Technology -- 6. Changing with the World -- 7. Changing Patterns of Working -- 8. Expanding Industries -- 9. Future Work -- 10. Preparing for Future Work.