Labor Economics: Theory, Institutions, and Public Policy

By Ray Marshall; Vernon M. Briggs Jr. | Go to book overview

Contents
PART ONE
Introduction
1
The Study of Labor Economics3
PART TWO
International Labor Issues
9
Labor and Industrialization11
The Nature of Industrializing Societies ,11
Unity and Diversity in Industrialization. Industrializing Elites. Economic Characteristics and Labor Problems of Industrial Societies. Industrial Work Rules. The Labor Organizations of the Preindustrial Era. Labor in the Developing Countries,19
Population. Implications of Population Growth. Labor Markets. Income. Latin American Labor Force Trends. Education. Labor Organization in Developing Countries,30
Contrasts with Developed Countries. Do Unions Retard Economic Development? Conclusions,38
Suggested Readings ,39
3National and International Economic and Labor Market Trends40
The Trends ,40
Internationalization. Declining Productivity. Technology. Economic Problems. Inflation and Unemployment. The Policy Crisis,55
North- South Linkages,56
Does Trade with the South Cause Job Losses in the North? Technology. Migration. Production Sharing. Competitiveness: Summary and Conclusions,63
Policies and Institutions. Suggested Readings ,70
PART THREE
Theories and Trends in Labor Markets
71
4Labor Market Trends73
Employment ,73
International Employment Trends. The Quality of the New Jobs , 82
Unemployment ,85
Geographic Patterns of Unemployment. International Unemployment Trends. Types of Unemployment. High Tech and Employment, 93
Optimists. Pessimists. Determinants of the Impact of Technology on the Overall Level of Wages and Employment. Deskilling. Conclusions,104
Unemployment and Prices: The Public Policy Implications. An Alternative Perspective on the Phillips Curve Relationship. Job Turnover or Inadequate

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