Modern Labor Economics: Theory and Public Policy (International Student Edition)
For one-semester courses in labor economics at the undergraduate and graduate levels, this book provides an overview of labor market behavior that emphasizes how theory drives public policy.
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CHAPTER 2 OVERVIEW OF THE LABOR MARKET
CHAPTER 3 THE DEMAND FOR LABOR
CHAPTER 4 LABOR DEMAND ELASTICITIES
CHAPTER 5 FRICTIONS IN THE LABOR MARKET
THE DECISION TO WORK
HOUSEHOLD PRODUCTION THE FAMILY AND THE LIFE CYCLE
CHAPTER 8 COMPENSATING WAGE DIFFERENTIALS AND LABOR MARKETS
WAGE DETERMINATION WITHIN THE FIRM
CHAPTER 12 GENDER RACE AND ETHNICITY IN THE LABOR MARKET
CHAPTER 13 UNIONS AND THE LABOR MARKET
CHAPTER 14 UNEMPLOYMENT
CHAPTER 15 INEQUALITY IN EARNINGS
CHAPTER 16 THE LABORMARKET EFFECTS OF INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND PRODUCTION SHARING
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