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Labor Economics : Problems in Analyzing Labor Markets :  Problems in Analyzing Labor Markets - William Darity

Labor Economics : Problems in Analyzing Labor Markets

Problems in Analyzing Labor Markets

By: William Darity (Editor)

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Published: December 2009
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This book contains a set of edited, critical essays that identify the central problems confronting scholars and policy makers concerned with the labor market. Special emphasis is given to the tension between completing approaches to the study of labor markets -- from neoclassical applied microeconomics to institutionalism to radical economics. Topics include the emergence of unemployment as a social phenomenon and as a theoretical object in economics, how labor markets actually work, discrimination and racial inequality, culture and human capital, and poverty policy as it relates to labor force participation.

Introductionp. 1
Unemploymentp. 9
Keynes, Cambridge, and the New Keynesian Economicsp. 11
Labor Economics and Unemployment: An Historian's Perspectivep. 59
How Labor Markets Really Workp. 75
The Impact of Formal On-the-Job Training on Unemployment and the Influence of Gender, Race, and Working Lifecycle Position on Accessibility to On-the-Job Trainingp. 77
Empirical Tests of Labor Market Equilibrium: An Evaluationp. 117
Labor Market Segmentation Theory: Reconsidering the Evidencep. 141
Race, Discrimination, and Competitionp. 181
Labor Markets and Racial Inequalityp. 183
Racial Inequality and Racial Conflict: Recent Developments in Radical Theoryp. 209
Culture, Ethnicity, and Povertyp. 237
Culture and Human Capital: Theory and Evidence or Theory Versus Evidence?p. 239
Labor Economics and Public Policy: Dominance of Constraints or Preferences?p. 269
Contributing Authorsp. 295
Indexp. 299
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ISBN: 9780792392606
ISBN-10: 0792392604
Series: Recent Economic Thought
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 308
Published: December 2009
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 1.38