Modern Labor Economics: Theory and Public Policy / Edition 8

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Written for undergraduate labor economics courses, this text draws on both current and classic research and uses policy examples and case studies to illustrate theory in business, historical, and cross-cultural contexts. This eighth edition has been revised to create a more streamlined text, with new discussion of immigration and child care issues and new boxed examples on applied topics. Learning features continued in this edition include review questions and problems. The text can be used with students who do not have an extensive background in economics. The authors are affiliated with the School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University. Annotation c. Book News, Inc.,Portland, OR
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A textbook designed for a one-semester or one-quarter course at the undergraduate or graduate level for students who may not have extensive backgrounds in economics. It develops the modern theory of labor market behavior, summarizes empirical evidence that supports or contradicts each hypothesis, and illustrates in detail the usefulness of the theory for public policy analysis. This revised and updated edition also adds a new chapter on earnings inequality. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780201785777
  • Publisher: Pearson Education
  • Publication date: 7/5/2002
  • Series: Addison-Wesley Series in Economics
  • Edition description: 8TH
  • Edition number: 8
  • Pages: 587
  • Product dimensions: 7.54 (w) x 9.42 (h) x 1.14 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Introduction 1
Ch. 2 Overview of the Labor Market 25
Ch. 3 The Demand for Labor 60
Ch. 4 Labor Demand Elasticities 101
Ch. 5 Quasi-Fixed Labor Costs and their Effects on Demand 140
Ch. 6 Supply of Labor to the Economy: The Decision to Work 174
Ch. 7 Labor Supply: Household Production, the Family, and the Life Cycle 219
Ch. 8 Compensating Wage Differentials and Labor Markets 247
Ch. 9 Investments in Human Capital: Education and Training 286
Ch. 10 Worker Mobility: Migration, Immigration and Turnover 338
Ch. 11 Pay and Productivity 375
Ch. 12 Gender, Race, and Ethnicity in the Labor Market 413
Ch. 13 Unions and the Labor Market 472
Ch. 14 Inequality in Earnings 524
Ch. 15 Unemployment 562
Answers to Odd-Numbered Review Questions 598
Name Index 623
Subject Index 632
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