The United States Labor Force: A Descriptive Analysis


The United States labor force is examined in detail in this comprehensive study. The history and current makeup of the labor force is revealed and issues and trends are investigated. The book begins with a discussion of the development of the workforce, the impact of immigration, the rise of nontraditional work arrangements, the underground economy, and demographics. Education is examined in part two. Career choices, unions, wage determination, women and minority issues, and unemployment are considered in later chapters. It concludes with a look at the government's role in the workforce, including welfare, social insurance, and health care and shows how these programs impact both employer and worker behavior. This book is a great resource for executives, human resource professionals, researchers, policy makers, and students.

Additional information

Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 2000


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