Widely regarded as the best, most comprehensive text available for the in-depth study of labour market theories, this textbook calls upon excellent pedagogical elements, current events, and recent empirical research to introduce students to labour economics. The author's balanced approach to the material enables students to gain an understanding of the background of the field as they explore its latest developments and unique topics not covered in most competing texts. Features: * Labor market theory is consistently placed in the real world throughout the book with applications to current public policy issues. Ample illustrations use empirical examples and evidence, and current events from recent magazine or newspaper articles. * A number of unique topics not covered in competing labor texts are examined, including technological change and labor demand, two-tier wage systems, discrimination in promotion, the firm's internal wage structure, bargaining theories of household labor supply, and the generation of the wage/price spiral. * The author presents a balanced and well rounded look at labor market theory, providing it with a framework in which it is possible to distinguish between the two major schools of thought in labor economics: the neoclassical school and the institutional school. * Each chapter begins with a brief look at the empirical facts concerning the particular subject covered. "In the News" boxes provide high-interest examples of labor market theory in action. "Policy Applications" and "Applications" sections provide further applications of theory to public policy issues and current events topics. Excellent appendices offer detailed information on linear regression theory, data and reference sources, and international labor statistics. * Completely updated statistics and research ensure a current view of the issues and concepts of today's labor markets.
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Bruce E. Kaufman is Professor of Economics and Senior Associate of the W.T. Beebe Institute of Personnel and Employment Relations at Georgia State University. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Professor Kaufman has authored several dozen articles on labor markets, industrial relations, and human resource management in scholarly journals and has written or edited eight books. His book, The Origins and Evolution of the Field of Industrial relations in the United States, won the "Best book in Labor Economics and Industrial relations" award in 1992. Professor Kaufman's research interests include wage determination, the economics of firm employment practices, labor law, collective bargaining, behavioral and institutional economics, and the history of thought in labor economics.
Julie L. Hotchkiss is Associate Professor of Economics in the School of Policy Studies at Georgia State University. She received her B.A. degree from Willamette University and her Ph.D. in Economics from Cornell University in 1989. Professor Hotchkiss has recently served as Associate Policy Advisor at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. She has published numerous articles in a wide range of journals including The Journal of Macroeconomics, Industrial and Labor Relations Review, Journal of Economic development and Cultural Change, Urban Studies, and Review of Economics and Statistics, on topics such as the relationship among state-level unemployment rates, labor supply behavior and welfare of two-earner families, the impact of unemployment insurance programs on individual job search behavior, and wage determination of part-time workers. Current research projects include the labor market impact of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the impact of intermittent labor market activity on earnings of both men and women, and using state administrative data to explore worker and firm dynamics across the business cycle.
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Book Description Dryden Pr, 1993. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 4. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0030976294