9780321533739

Modern Labor Economics : Theory and Public Policy

  • ISBN 13:

    9780321533739

  • ISBN 10:

    0321533739

  • Edition: 10th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 01/01/2009
  • Publisher: Addison Wesley
  • Newer Edition

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Summary

The best-sellingModern Labor Economicsprovides a clear, comprehensive introduction to labor-market behavior. In addition to presenting core theory, Ehrenberg and Smith provide empirical evidence for or against each hypothesis, explore the usefulness of various theories for public policy analysis, and include detailed policy examples in each chapter. Introduction; Overview of the Labor Market; The Demand for Labor; Labor Demand Elasticities; Frictions in the Labor Market; Supply of Labor to the Economy: The Decision to Work; Labor Supply: Household Production, the Family, and the Life Cycle; Compensating Wage Differentials and Labor Markets; Investments in Human Capital: Education and Training; Worker Mobility: Migration, Immigration, and Turnover; Pay and Productivity: Wage Determination Within the Firm; Gender, Race, and Ethnicity in the Labor Market; Unions and the Labor Market; Unemployment; Inequality in Earnings; The Labor Market Effects of International Trade and Production Sharing. For all readers interested in labor economics.

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