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Handbook of Labor Economics : Handbooks in Economics - Orley C. Ashenfelter

Handbook of Labor Economics

Handbooks in Economics

By: Orley C. Ashenfelter (Editor), Richard Layard (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 15th February 1987
ISBN: 9780444878564
Number Of Pages: 818

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The Handbook brings together a systematic review of the research topics, empirical findings, and methods that comprise modern labor economics. It serves as an introduction to what has been done in this field, while at the same time indicating possible future trends which will be important in both spheres of public and private decision-making.
Part I is concerned with the classic topics of labor supply and demand, the size and nature of the elasticities between the two, and their impact on the wage structure. This analysis touches on two fundamental questions: what are the sources of income inequality, and what are the disincentive effects of attempts to produce a more equal income distribution ?
The papers in Part II proceed from the common observation that the dissimilarity in worker skills and employer demands often tempers the outcomes that would be expected in frictionless labor markets. And the last section of the Handbook deals explicitly with the role of institutional structures (e.g. trade unions) that now form an important part of modern labor economics.
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Labor Market Equilibrium and Friction
The employment relationship: Job attachment, work effort, and the nature of contracts
Job search and labor market analysis
The natural rate of unemployment: Explanation and policy
Cyclical fluctuations in the labor market
The Institutional Structures of the Labor Market
The analysis of union behavior
The economics of strikes
Union relative wage effects
Segmented labor markets
Public sector labor markets
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ISBN: 9780444878564
ISBN-10: 0444878564
Series: Handbooks in Economics : Book 1
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 818
Published: 15th February 1987
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 4.29
Weight (kg): 1.31
Edition Number: 5