Aspects of Worker Well-being
Solomon W. Polachek, Olivier Bargain
Elsevier JAI, 2007 - Business & Economics - 466 pages
This volume contains thirteen new and original chapters on topics relating to worker well-being. It deals directly with how economic institutions affect individual and family earnings distributions. Topics covered include job training, worker and firm mobility, unions, collective bargaining, minimum wages, unemployment insurance and schooling. Among the questions answered are: To what extent do greater work hours of women mitigate the widening of the family earnings distribution? To what extent does the decline in unionization widen the distribution of earnings? To what extent do computers expand the earnings distribution? To what extent does the Russian wage distribution change if one accounted for wage arrears? To what extent does business relocation bring about job creation and job destruction? To what extent does maternal education increase childrens education? To what extent do job skills matter for low-income workers? And finally, why do minimum wage increases often fail to lead to increases in unemployment?
*Thirteen new and original chapters containing research on aspects of worker well-being.
*Includes job training, worker and firm mobility, unions, collective bargaining, minimum wages, unemployment insurance and schooling.
*Each chapter written by experts in the field.
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