Contemporary Labor Economics / Edition 9

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Contemporary Labor Economics, 9e presents the &#8220new&#8221 labor economics in a readable and logical fashion. The authors' focus in this edition is clearly on labor economics as an applied field of micro and macro theory. This volume is based on the assumption that labor economics is no longer an area tangential to the core of analytical economics but rather a critical component of that core. However, since traditional topics such as labor law, structure of unions, and collective bargaining also play an important role in labor markets, they are also presented. In the Ninth Edition, the authors deliver new and updated discussions of public policy issues and expanded and updated coverage of the current economic crisis.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780073375953
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
  • Publication date: 9/8/2009
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 9
  • Pages: 640
  • Product dimensions: 7.10 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Labor Economics: Introduction and Overview 1
Ch. 2 The Theory of Individual Labor Supply 14
Ch. 3 Population, Participation Rates, and Hours of Work 51
Ch. 4 Labor Quality: Investing in Human Capital 84
Ch. 5 The Demand for Labor 126
Ch. 6 Wage Determination and the Allocation of Labor 167
Ch. 7 Alternative Pay Schemes and Labor Efficiency 207
Ch. 8 The Wage Structure 241
Ch. 9 Mobility, Migration, and Efficiency 275
Ch. 10 Labor Unions and Collective Bargaining 306
Ch. 11 The Economic Impact of Unions 343
Ch. 12 Government and the Labor Market: Employment, Expenditures, and Taxation 376
Ch. 13 Government and the Labor Market: Legislation and Regulation? 403
Ch. 14 Labor Market Discrimination 438
Ch. 15 Job Search: External and Internal 479
Ch. 16 The Distribution of Personal Earnings 499
Ch. 17 Labor Productivity: Wages, Prices, and Unemployment 524
Ch. 18 Employment and Unemployment 553
App Information Sources in Labor Economics 582
Glossary 598
Answers to "Your Turn" Questions 613
Index 617
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