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Labor Conditions around the World

Robert J. Flanagan

in Globalization and Labor Conditions

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195306002
eISBN:
9780199783564
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195306007.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

This chapter introduces the measures of working conditions and labor rights that are the focus of the book and shows how labor conditions changed in the late 20th century. The key working conditions ... More


Labor: Quantity

R. C. O. Matthews, C. H. Feinstein, and J. C. Odling‐Smee

in British Economic Growth 1856-1973: The Post-War Period in Historical Perspective

Published in print:
1982
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198284536
eISBN:
9780191596629
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198284535.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

Labour input (measured in man‐hours) reached its all‐time high in 1913, before falling steeply in 1913–24. The post‐war period was unique among peacetime phases in having a decline in labour input, ... More


Taxation and Work Incentives

A. B. Atkinson

in Public Economics in Action: The Basic Income/Flat Tax Proposal

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198292166
eISBN:
9780191595875
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198292163.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Tax reforms can potentially affect work decisions. This chapter examines the sources of empirical evidence about different dimensions of labour supply.


Retrenchment

David Koistinen

in Confronting Decline: The Political Economy of Deindustrialization in Twentieth-Century New England

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813049076
eISBN:
9780813046983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049076.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

One response to deindustrialization in New England was a campaign by corporate interests to roll back social legislation and cut business taxes and government spending. The effort is known here as ... More


Towards ‘work–life balance’

Hugh Cunningham

in Time, work and leisure: Life changes in England since 1700

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780719085208
eISBN:
9781781706817
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719085208.003.0008
Subject:
History, Cultural History

The focus of this chapter is on women. Women in the early twentieth century enjoyed leisure time up to marriage but not thereafter. Married women’s entry into the labour market in large numbers in ... More


A Submerging Labor Market Institution?: Unions and the Nonwage Aspects of Work

Thomas C. Buchmueller, John E. DiNardo, and Robert G. Mishel

in Emerging Labor Market Institutions for the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226261577
eISBN:
9780226261812
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226261812.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

The effect of labor unions on a variety of non-wage aspects of work is a small, yet important, aspect of the recent history of unionism in the United States. Although unions have demonstrated a ... More


What Is Wrong in Keynes’s Prophecy? How the End of Economics Turned into the Rise of the Economics of Social Responsibility

Leonardo Becchetti

in Revisiting Keynes: Economic Possibilities for Our Grandchildren

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262162494
eISBN:
9780262281331
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262162494.003.0015
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

This chapter evaluates Keynes’s economic vision by acknowledging some great intuitions on his part, including the growing and persistent role of technological progress in the future, the defeat of ... More


Labor in the New Economy

Katharine G. Abraham, James R. Spletzer, and Michael Harper Harper (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226001432
eISBN:
9780226001463
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226001463.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

As the structure of the economy has changed over the past few decades, researchers and policy makers have been increasingly concerned with how these changes affect workers. This book examines a ... More


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