Human Resources and Labor Markets: Labor and Manpower in the American Economy

Human Resources and Labor Markets: Labor and Manpower in the American Economy

Human Resources and Labor Markets: Labor and Manpower in the American Economy

Human Resources and Labor Markets: Labor and Manpower in the American Economy

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A dozen years of labor in the "vineyards" of manpower policy convinced us that the integration of human resource development, labor market economics, and economic theory had been too long neglected. This second edition of the volume is an early step in that direction.

The days when textbook authors needed only a quill and parchment to prepare a manuscript are long gone. Scholarship does not flow without logistical support from research assistants, administrators, and secretaries. Financial support is vital. Our debts are many. Karen Alderman, Vernon M. Briggs, Jr., Robert Glover, Salem Ghawi, William Johnston, Malcolm Liggett, David Marwick, Robert Murphy, and Joyce Zickler made major contributions. Beverly Anderson, Louise Bond, Sandra Illig, Illa Rowley, Jane Tonn, and Susie Turner moved the words from dictating machine or footscap to manuscript, improving them in the process. Barbara Pease prepared the volume for publication. Recognition is given to all who have advised us or from whom we have adapted ideas and to the government administrators who have borne our constant probing and querying, but their names are too many to list.

The Ford Foundation has been the major source of support for the activities of two of us over several years and a substantial supporter of the third. Most of the materials herein were prepared during the course of foundation-funded evaluations of federal manpower programs. Much was gathered in projects funded by the Office of Research and Development and the Office of Evaluation of the U.S. Department of Labor, Manpower Administration. Though none of these institutions is in the business of subsidizing textbook writers, their support of other activities made this textbook possible. We offer our gratitude and absolve them of blame.

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