Modern Labor Economics: Theory and Public Policy

by ;
  • ISBN13:


  • ISBN10:


  • Edition: 7th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 10/1/1999
  • Publisher: Addison-Wesley
  • View Upgraded Edition
  • Free Shipping On Orders Over $59!
    Your order must be $59 or more to qualify for free economy shipping. Bulk sales, PO's, Marketplace items, eBooks and apparel do not qualify for this offer.
  • Get Rewarded for Ordering Your Textbooks! Enroll Now
  • Complimentary 7-Day eTextbook Access - Read more
    When you rent or buy this book, you will receive complimentary 7-day online access to the eTextbook version from your PC, Mac, tablet, or smartphone. Feature not included on Marketplace Items.

Supplemental Materials

What is included with this book?

  • The New copy of this book will include any supplemental materials advertised. Please check the title of the book to determine if it should include any access cards, study guides, lab manuals, CDs, etc.
  • The Used, Rental and eBook copies of this book are not guaranteed to include any supplemental materials. Typically, only the book itself is included. This is true even if the title states it includes any access cards, study guides, lab manuals, CDs, etc.


Comprehensively surveying the field of labor economics, this market-leading textbook showcases both current and classic research. The authors develop the modern theory of labor market behavior, summarize empirical evidence that supports or contradicts each hypothesis, and illustrate the usefulness of various theories for public policy analysis. In addition to the policyexamples woven throughout the narrative, the text offers two or more boxed examples per chapter that illustrate the application of theory in a nontraditional, business, historical, or cross-cultural context. The Seventh Edition provides updated coverage and updated references to the professional literature throughout, as well as many new boxed policy examples and new end-of-chapter numerical problems. An all-new companion Web Site rounds out the teaching and learning resources of the supplements program.

Table of Contents

Detailed Contents vii
Preface xvii
Overview of the Labor Market
The Demand for Labor
Labor Demand Elasticities
Quasi-Fixed Labor Costs and Their Effects on Demand
Supply of Labor to the Economy: The Decision to Work
Labor Supply: Household Production, the Family, and the Life Cycle
Compensating Wage Differentials and Labor Markets
Investments in Human Capital: Education and Training
Worker Mobility: Migration, Immigration and Turnover
Pay and Productivity: Wage Determination within the Firm
Gender, Race, and Ethnicity in the Labor Market
Unions and the Labor Market
Inequality in Earnings
Answers to Odd-Numbered Review Questions and Problems 597(38)
Name Index 635(6)
Subject Index 641

Rewards Program

Write a Review