Work, Earnings and Other Aspects of the Employment Relation

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Solomon W. Polachek, Konstantinos Tatsiramos
Emerald Group Publishing, Oct 1, 2008 - Business & Economics - 250 pages
This volume contains 13 new and important never before published chapters covering aspects of the employer-employee relationship. The volume is focused at the academic audience, but is also geared to government and business policy makers worldwide. The chapters use data from the US, Europe, Asia, and the Middle-East to answer a number of vital labor market questions. These include: Why has part-time work increased so dramatically in the 15 European Union countries? What changes in retirement behavior will be expected as countries change pension laws? Why do firms often use fixed-term instead of long-term employment contracts? How do employee work interruptions affect occupational choice? Why do both employers and employees often prefer additional fringe benefits to wage increases? Do academic certifications really signal higher worker quality? How is an individual's work ethic influenced by others in residential neighborhoods? And, why do risky jobs often pay lower wages when one might expect employees need better remuneration to take dangerous jobs?

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econometric estimates and their tax policy implications
Chapter 2 Overtime work dual job holding and taxation
Chapter 3 Transitions between unemployment and low pay
Chapter 4 Why Europeans work parttimequest A crosscountry panel analysis
Chapter 5 Projecting behavioral responses to the next generation of retirement policies
Chapter 6 Illegal migration enforcement and minimum wage
Evidence from a job placement firm
Chapter 8 Wages and the Risk of Displacement
Chapter 9 How are fixedterm contracts used by firmsquest An analysis using gross job and worker flows
Chapter 10 Modeling the signaling value of the GED with an application to an exogenous passing standard increase in Texas
Chapter 11 Occupational gender composition and the gender wage gap in Sweden
extending the BlinderOaxaca approach
Chapter 13 Salary or benefitsquest

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