ISBN-10:
0133462781
ISBN-13:
2900133462783
Pub. Date:
02/06/2014
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Modern Labor Economics: Theory and Public Policy / Edition 12

Modern Labor Economics: Theory and Public Policy / Edition 12

by Ronald G. Ehrenberg

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Modern Labor Economics: Theory and Public Policy / Edition 12

Modern Labor Economics: Theory and Public Policy, now in its thirteenth edition, continues to be the leading text for one-semester courses in labor economics at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

It offers a thorough overview of the modern theory of labor market behavior, and reveals how this theory is used to analyze public policy. Designed for students who may not have extensive backgrounds in economics, the text balances theoretical coverage with examples of practical applications that allow students to see concepts in action.

Experienced educators for nearly four decades, co-authors Ehrenberg and Smith believe that showing students the social implications of the concepts discussed in the course will enhance their motivation to learn. As such, this text presents numerous examples of policy decisions that have been affected by the ever-shifting labor market.

This new edition continues to offer:


  • a balance of relevant, contemporary examples;
  • coverage of the current economic climate;
  • introduction to basic methodological techniques and problems;
  • tools for review and further study.

In addition to providing updated data and examples throughout, the thirteenth edition offers greater coverage of inequality, healthcare policy, and labor-replacing technologies. The text is also supported by a full range of companion online materials.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 2900133462783
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 02/06/2014
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 688
Product dimensions: 7.60(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Ronald G. Ehrenberg is the Irving M. Ives Professor of Industrial and Labor Relations and Economics at Cornell University, USA.

Robert S. Smith is the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University, USA.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction.
2. Overview of the Labor Market.
3. The Demand for Labor.
4. Labor Demand Elasticities.
5. Quasi-Fixed Labor Costs and Their Effects on Demand.
6. Supply of Labor to the Economy: The Decision to Work.
7. Labor Supply: Household Production, the Family, and the Life Cycle.
8. Compensating Wage Differentials and Labor Markets.
9. Investments in Human Capital: Education and Training.
10. Worker Mobility: Migration, Immigration, and Turnover.
11. Pay and Productivity.
12. Gender, Race, and Ethnicity in the Labor Market.
13. Unions and the Labor Market.
14. Inequality in Earnings.
15. Unemployment.

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