The Labor Market

The Labor Market

The Labor Market

The Labor Market

Excerpt

This work has a very definite purpose. It aims to prove the necessity for national machinery for the control of the problem of employment and to furnish information which the author hopes will be of value to employment office managers and to students of the employment and the labor problem. The conditions of supply and demand in the labor market are analyzed in Part I; past, present, and needed labor market machinery are discussed in Part II; while the common laborer and the farm laborer are given special consideration in Part III.

The writer has had three groups of readers in mind in the preparation of the work: (1) the general reader, particularly the employer and the legislator; (2) the employment official; and (3) the college or university teacher and his students. Readers who desire to make a comprehensive survey of the subject of employment, and teachers who want a concise but fairly adequate library for class use, will find that the following books supplement the present work: "Employment: A Problem of Industry,"W. H. Beveridge; "Industrial Good Will,"John R. Commons ; "The Turnover of Factory Labor,"Sumner Slichter ; and "Hiring the Worker,"Roy W. Kelly. Beveridge's work is the foundation upon which all subsequent writers have builded, and the writer wishes to add his tribute of appreciation of its informing and suggestive pages. The bibliographical note in Appendix I will be of assistance in directing the reader to valuable sources of current information.

The author has called attention to a large amount of supplementary material in the footnotes, chapter references, and bibliography. The references do not exhaust the material on the subject of employment. The author has simply selected a sufficient number of references to corroborate his points, to present the views of those who disagree with him, and to furnish . . .

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