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The Paradox of “Unlimited” Labor and Rising Wages

Alice H. Amsden

in Asia's Next Giant: South Korea and Late Industrialization

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195076035
eISBN:
9780199870691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195076036.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, South and East Asia

The forces behind the operation of the labor market and real wage increases in South Korea are examined. It is argued that in industries in which the technology transfer problem was fairly ... More


The Causal Structure of the Economy

Christopher Dow

in Major Recessions: Britain and the World 1920-1995

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199241231
eISBN:
9780191596179
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199241236.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

Any such study as this one on recessions necessarily makes assumptions about the causal structure of the economy, and about the nature of underemployment or overfull employment. These involve ... More


The British Industrial Revolution in Global Perspective: Keynes Lecture In Economics

Robert C. Allen

in Proceedings of the British Academy Volume 167, 2009 Lectures

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264775
eISBN:
9780191734984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264775.003.0007
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter presents the text of a lecture on the Industrial Revolution in Great Britain given at the British Academy's 2009 Keynes Lecture in Economics. This text suggests that the Industrial ... More


The Underpinnings, Precursors, and Development of the NIRA

Jason E. Taylor

in Deconstructing the Monolith: The Microeconomics of the National Industrial Recovery Act

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226603308
eISBN:
9780226603445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226603445.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

The policies put forth during the National Industrial Recovery Act of 1933 seem puzzling today. Why did the Roosevelt administration employ a combination of higher wage rates, shorter hours, and ... More


Pathological Adjustment, Structural Change, and the Welfare State: Modell Deutschland after the Golden Age

Philip Manow

in Social Protection, Capitalist Production: The Bismarckian Welfare State in the German Political Economy, 1880-2015

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198842538
eISBN:
9780191878503
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198842538.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

Once the period of high growth had passed, the welfare state maintained wage coordination by providing labor and capital with the resources to alleviate their deepening distributional conflicts—with ... More


Trade, Jobs, and Wages

Douglas A. Irwin

in Free Trade under Fire: Fifth Edition

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780691201009
eISBN:
9780691203362
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691201009.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

This chapter focuses on the most frequent argument in favour of limiting trade, which implies that jobs will be saved in industries that compete against imports. It explains how reducing trade saves ... More


The Birth of the Knee-Pants Makers’ Union (memoir; 1924)

Bernard Vaynshteyn

in Jewish Radicals: A Documentary History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814757437
eISBN:
9780814763469
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814757437.003.0008
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter is a memoir of the knee-pants makers' strike of 1890, which marked a period of nearly constant unrest among Jewish workers. Nine hundred knee-pants makers had gone on a general strike ... More


Why So Much Unemployment?

Frank Stricker

in American Unemployment: Past, Present, and Future

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780252043154
eISBN:
9780252052033
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043154.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

The chapter sifts through common explanations for excessive unemployment: the unemployed are too lazy and too picky; untrained and unskilled, they are undesirable hires; employers discriminate ... More


Nice Work If You Can Get It: Life and Labor in Precarious Times

Andrew Ross

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814776292
eISBN:
9780814777398
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814776292.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Is job insecurity the new norm? With fewer and fewer people working in steady, long-term positions for one employer, has the dream of a secure job with full benefits and a decent salary become just ... More


Boom and Bust Cycles in College Enrollment Rates

Diane J. Macunovich

in Birth Quake: The Baby Boom and Its Aftershocks

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226500836
eISBN:
9780226500928
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226500928.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This chapter discusses young men's and women's college enrollment rates. It is expected that relative cohort size should exert a significant effect on college enrollments. The large cohorts face a ... More


Introduction

Edward L. Glaeser (ed.)

in Agglomeration Economics

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226297897
eISBN:
9780226297927
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226297927.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

Agglomeration economies emphasize the role that cities can play in speeding the flow of ideas. The core idea at the center of information-based agglomeration economies is that all of the knowledge ... More


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