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The Economics of Earnings

The Economics of Earnings

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  • Date Published: January 1993
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521367288

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  • This book examines the wages people earn, the jobs they do, and the effect of government labor market policies on wages and employment. The book synthesizes research findings on these topics, using a human capital framework that no other similar book offers. The authors present an integrated evaluation of education subsidies, training programs, gender and race equality programs, unemployment insurance laws, minimum wage legislation, union protection laws, health and safety laws and employment protection laws.

    • Undergraduate/graduate text in labour economics covering all the main theoretical themes, and examining all the implications for government policy
    • Scores over its competitors by offering a modern 'human capital' framework of analysis, which has been neglected so far in texts but has become increasingly influential in the profession
    • Polachek is a well-known and respected figure in the field. Siebert is the co-author of another successful text in labour economics
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    "Reservations aside, this book is a masterful synthesis of theory and evidence. It provides a thoughtful and highly readable presentation of the central questions and methodological issues that constitute current day understanding of, and research on, labor markets." Southern Economic Journal

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    Product details

    • Date Published: January 1993
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521367288
    • length: 384 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 22 mm
    • weight: 0.56kg
    • contains: 74 b/w illus. 64 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction: the importance of life-cycle analysis
    2. The life-cycle human capital model
    3. Schooling
    4. Post-school investments
    5. Labour supply
    6. Gender in the labour market
    7. Compensating wage differentials and heterogeneous human capital
    8. Information and wages
    9. Payment systems and internal labour markets
    10. Unionisation

  • Authors

    Solomon W. Polachek, State University of New York

    W. Stanley Siebert, University of Birmingham

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