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
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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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Contents

econometric estimates and their tax policy implications
1
Chapter 2 Overtime work dual job holding and taxation
25
Chapter 3 Transitions between unemployment and low pay
57
Chapter 4 Why Europeans work parttimequest A crosscountry panel analysis
81
Chapter 5 Projecting behavioral responses to the next generation of retirement policies
141
Chapter 6 Illegal migration enforcement and minimum wage
197
Evidence from a job placement firm
225
Chapter 8 Wages and the Risk of Displacement
251
Chapter 9 How are fixedterm contracts used by firmsquest An analysis using gross job and worker flows
277
Chapter 10 Modeling the signaling value of the GED with an application to an exogenous passing standard increase in Texas
305
Chapter 11 Occupational gender composition and the gender wage gap in Sweden
353
extending the BlinderOaxaca approach
371
Chapter 13 Salary or benefitsquest
429
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