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The Economics of Earnings - Solomon W. Polachek

Paperback Published: 29th March 1993
ISBN: 9780521367288
Number Of Pages: 384

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The Economics of Earnings analyses the wages that people earn, the jobs they do, and the labour market laws and rules within which they operate. Moving away from the conventional emphasis on point-in-time one-period decisions, it stresses informed worker choice over the life-cycle - the human capital approach. Within this framework, the book synthesises research results so as to point the way to better labour market policies. Government policy is often directed toward labour market issues such as education subsidies, training programmes, health and safety laws, and employment protection laws. By using models based on informed worker choice - the supply side - this book will assist concerned individuals in government, industry and academic study to evaluate and improve labour market policies and practices.

'... The Economics of Earnings is a fine textbook for a core part of a labour economics curriculum.' Besprechungen ' ... this book is a masterful synthesis of theory and evidence. It provides a thoughtful and highly readable presentation of the central questions and methodological issues that constitute current day understanding of, and research on, labor markets.' Southern Economic Journal

Preface
Introduction: the importance of life-cycle analysis
The life-cycle human capital model
Schooling
Post-school investments
Labour supply
Gender in the labour market
Compensating wage differentials and heterogeneous human capital
Information and wages
Payment systems and internal labour markets
Unionisation
References
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ISBN: 9780521367288
ISBN-10: 052136728X
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 29th March 1993
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.73 x 15.22  x 2.08
Weight (kg): 0.54