Modern Labor Economics: Theory and Public Policy
Modern Labor Economics: Theory and Public Policy, now in its thirteenth edition, continues to be the leading text for one-semester courses in labor economics at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
It offers a thorough overview of the modern theory of labor market behavior, and reveals how this theory is used to analyze public policy. Designed for students who may not have extensive backgrounds in economics, the text balances theoretical coverage with examples of practical applications that allow students to see concepts in action.
Experienced educators for nearly four decades, co-authors Ehrenberg and Smith believe that showing students the social implications of the concepts discussed in the course will enhance their motivation to learn. As such, this text presents numerous examples of policy decisions that have been affected by the ever-shifting labor market.
This new edition continues to offer:
In addition to providing updated data and examples throughout, the thirteenth edition offers greater coverage of inequality, healthcare policy, and labor-replacing technologies. The text is also supported by a full range of companion online materials.
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Labor Demand Elasticities
The Decision to Work
Household Production the Family and the Life Cycle
Compensating Wage Differentials and Labor Markets
Education and Training
Migration Immigration and Turnover
Wage Determination Within the Firm
The Demand for Labor
Applications of the Theory
The ShortRun Demand for Labor When Both
The Demand for Labor in Competitive
Labor Demand When the Product Market
Gender Race and Ethnicity in the Labor Market
Unions and the Labor Market
Inequality in Earnings
The LaborMarket Effects of International Trade and Production Sharing
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