Modern Labor Economics: Theory and Public Policy / Edition 10

Modern Labor Economics: Theory and Public Policy / Edition 10

by Ronald G. Ehrenberg, Robert S. Smith
     
 

The best-selling Modern Labor Economics provides 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 eachSee more details below

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The best-selling Modern Labor Economics provides 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.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780321533739
Publisher:
Addison Wesley
Publication date:
03/06/2008
Series:
Pearson Custom Business Resources Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
672
Product dimensions:
7.33(w) x 9.09(h) x 1.29(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Ch. 1Introduction1
Ch. 2Overview of the Labor Market25
Ch. 3The Demand for Labor60
Ch. 4Labor Demand Elasticities101
Ch. 5Quasi-Fixed Labor Costs and their Effects on Demand140
Ch. 6Supply of Labor to the Economy: The Decision to Work174
Ch. 7Labor Supply: Household Production, the Family, and the Life Cycle219
Ch. 8Compensating Wage Differentials and Labor Markets247
Ch. 9Investments in Human Capital: Education and Training286
Ch. 10Worker Mobility: Migration, Immigration and Turnover338
Ch. 11Pay and Productivity375
Ch. 12Gender, Race, and Ethnicity in the Labor Market413
Ch. 13Unions and the Labor Market472
Ch. 14Inequality in Earnings524
Ch. 15Unemployment562
Answers to Odd-Numbered Review Questions598
Name Index623
Subject Index632

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