Handbook of Labor Economics

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Orley Ashenfelter, David Card
Elsevier, 1986 - Business & Economics - 1823 pages
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What factors affect the ways individuals participate in labor markets?

"New Developments and Research on Labor Markets" (volume 4B) proposes answers to this and other questions on important topics of public policy.  Leading labor economists demonstrate how better data and advanced experiments help them apply economic theory, yielding sharper analyses and conclusions.   The combinations of these improved empirical findings with new models enable the authors of these chapters to reveal how labor economists are developing new and innovative ways to measure key parameters and test important hypotheses. 

  • Concentrates on empirical research in specific labor markets, including those defined by age, gender, and race
  • Reveals how questions and answers about these markets have changed and how models measure them
  • Documents how conceptual models and empirical work explain important practical issues

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The Declining Significance of Discrimination
Chapter 11 Imperfect Competition in the Labor Market
Implications for Employment and Earnings
Chapter 13 Institutional Reforms and Dualism in European Labor Markets
Chapter 14 Local Labor Markets
Chapter 15 Human Capital Development before Age Five
Chapter 16 Recent Developments in Intergenerational Mobility
Chapter 17 New Perspectives on Gender
Law Employment Contracts and Labor Market Performance
Chapter 19 Human Resource Management and Productivity
Hiring and Incentives
Subject Index to Volume 4B
Subject Index to Volume 4A

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About the author (1986)

Orley Ashenfelter is the Joseph Douglas Green 1895 Professor of Economics and the director of the Industrial Relations Section of Princeton University.

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