Contemporary Labor Economics

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  • Edition: 9th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 9/8/2009
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
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Contemporary Labor Economics, 9e presents the "new" labor economics in a readable and logical fashion. The authors' focus in this edition is clearly on labor economics as an applied field of micro and macro theory. This volume is based on the assumption that labor economics is no longer an area tangential to the core of analytical economics but rather a critical component of that core. However, since traditional topics such as labor law, structure of unions, and collective bargaining also play an important role in labor markets, they are also presented. In the Ninth Edition, the authors deliver new and updated discussions of public policy issues and expanded and updated coverage of the current economic crisis.

Table of Contents

Labor Economics: Introduction and Overview
The Theory of Individual Labor Supply
Population, Participation Rates, and Hours of Work
Labor Quality: Investing in Human Capital
The Demand for Labor
Wage Determination and the Allocation of Labor
Alternative Pay Schemes and Labor Efficiency
The Wage Structure
Mobility, Migration, and Efficiency
Labor Unions and Collective Bargaining
The Economic Impact of Unions
Government and the Labor Market: Employment, Expenditures, and Taxation
Government and the Labor Market: Legislation and Regulation
Labor Market Discrimination
Job Search: External and Internal
The Distribution of Personal Earning
Labor Productivity: Wages, Prices, and Employment
Employment and Unemployment
Appendix: Information Sources in Labor Economics
Answers to "Your Turn" Questions
Name Index
Subject Index
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