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Solidarity, Segmentation, and Market Control

Peter A. Swenson

in Capitalists against Markets: The Making of Labor Markets and Welfare States in the United States and Sweden

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195142976
eISBN:
9780199872190
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195142977.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter develops an alternative theory about welfare state development, which posits that reformers try to root their legislation in cross‐class alliances intersecting the internally diverse ... More


Human Capital and the Long‐Term View of the Labor Market

Jacob Mincer

in Jacob Mincer: A Founding Father of Modern Labor Economics

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199211319
eISBN:
9780191705748
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199211319.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

This chapter starts by making a brief portrait of labor economics in the decades preceding Mincer's work. When Jacob Mincer started his academic career, labor economics was finishing a long process ... More


Econometric Methods for Labour Economics

Stephen Bazen

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199576791
eISBN:
9780191731136
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199576791.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

This book provides a presentation of the standard statistical techniques used by labour economists. It emphasizes both the input and the output of empirical analysis and covers five major topics ... More


Conclusion

Stephen Bazen

in Econometric Methods for Labour Economics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199576791
eISBN:
9780191731136
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199576791.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

This chapter presents some concluding thoughts. The aim of this book has been to present the main econometric techniques used by labour economists. It aims to serve as a platform for adapting ... More


Introduction

Stephen Bazen

in Econometric Methods for Labour Economics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199576791
eISBN:
9780191731136
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199576791.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

This introductory chapter sets out the purpose of the book, which is to provide a practical guide to understanding and applying the standard econometric tools that are used in labour economics. ... More


The Changing Role of Education in Economic Analysis

Jacob Mincer

in Jacob Mincer: A Founding Father of Modern Labor Economics

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199211319
eISBN:
9780191705748
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199211319.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

The idea that education can provide benefits, even economic ones, is certainly an old one. At least by the late 18th century, some people started thinking about skilled individuals as a kind of ... More


Defined-Benefit and Defined-Contribution Plans

E. Philip Davis

in Pension Funds: Retirement-Income Security and Capital Markets: An International Perspective

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198293040
eISBN:
9780191684944
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198293040.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics, Public and Welfare

A defined-contribution fund is a pension fund that provides benefits that are determined by the returns on invested assets that are often based on the regular contribution of a salary of fixed ... More


The Use of Linear Regression in Labour Economics

Stephen Bazen

in Econometric Methods for Labour Economics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199576791
eISBN:
9780191731136
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199576791.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

While econometric techniques have become increasingly sophisticated, regression analysis in one form or another continues to be a major tool in empirical studies. Linear regression is also important ... More


Duration Models

Stephen Bazen

in Econometric Methods for Labour Economics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199576791
eISBN:
9780191731136
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199576791.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

In many countries, the rise and persistence of unemployment from the 1970s onwards led to labour economists paying special attention to the duration of a spell of unemployment. The econometric ... More


Evaluation of Policy Measures

Stephen Bazen

in Econometric Methods for Labour Economics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199576791
eISBN:
9780191731136
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199576791.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

A large part of empirical analysis in labour economics continues to be based on non-experimental (that is, survey) data including studies seeking to estimate the impact of a programme or policy ... More


Dummy and Ordinal Dependent Variables

Stephen Bazen

in Econometric Methods for Labour Economics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199576791
eISBN:
9780191731136
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199576791.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

In many situations, the question addressed in labour economics is of a binary nature. An individual decides whether to participate or not in the labour force. He or she is either in or out. ... More


Selectivity

Stephen Bazen

in Econometric Methods for Labour Economics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199576791
eISBN:
9780191731136
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199576791.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

Selection mechanisms and the bias they introduce into econometric estimation constitute one of the principal concerns in empirical labour economics. Economic behaviour is based to a large extent on ... More


The Egyptian Labor Market in an Era of Revolution

Ragui Assaad and Caroline Krafft (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780198737254
eISBN:
9780191800733
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198737254.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The book is about labor market conditions in Egypt in the aftermath of the Arab uprisings. The text analyzes the results of the latest round of the Egypt Labor Market Panel Survey carried out in ... More


Human Capital in History: The American Record

Leah Platt Boustan, Carola Frydman, and Robert A. Margo (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226163895
eISBN:
9780226163925
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226163925.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This volume honors the contributions Claudia Goldin has made to scholarship and teaching in economic history and labor economics. The chapters address some closely integrated issues: the role of ... More


Youth Overeducation in Europe: Is there scope for a common policy approach?

Seamus McGuinness, Adele Bergin, and Adele Whelan

in Youth Labor in Transition: Inequalities, Mobility, and Policies in Europe

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780190864798
eISBN:
9780190864828
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190864798.003.0018
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy, Communities and Organizations

Less favorable outcomes—such as overeducation—early in the careers of younger workers may impact negatively on future labor market success, so it is important to understand the incidence of youth ... More


The Job Creation Challenge: Across Developing Country Settings

Gordon Betcherman and Martin Rama

in Jobs For Development: Challenges and Solutions in Different Country Settings

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780198754848
eISBN:
9780191816321
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198754848.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, Public and Welfare

This chapter introduces the framework underlying the 2013 World Development Report: Jobs, explains how it extends traditional approaches to employment, and summarizes how it has been applied to the ... More


The Structure of Wages: An International Comparison

Edward P. Lazear and Kathryn L. Shaw (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226470504
eISBN:
9780226470511
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226470511.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

The distribution of income, the rate of pay raises, and the mobility of employees are crucial to understanding labor economics. Although research abounds on the distribution of wages across ... More


Jobs For Development: Challenges and Solutions in Different Country Settings

Gordon Betcherman and Martin Rama (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780198754848
eISBN:
9780191816321
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198754848.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, Public and Welfare

This book is a sequel to the World Bank’s World Development Report 2013, Jobs. The central message of that report was that job creation is at the heart of development. Jobs raise living standards and ... More


The Analysis of Firms and Employees: Quantitative and Qualitative Approaches

Stefan Bender, Julia Lane, and Kathryn L. Shaw (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226042879
eISBN:
9780226042893
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226042893.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

The long-term impact of globalization, outsourcing, and technological change on workers is increasingly being studied by economists. At the nexus of labor economics, industry studies, and industrial ... More


The Crewing of British Coastal Colliers, 1870-1914

John Armstrong

in The Vital Spark: The British Coastal Trade, 1700-1930

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780986497308
eISBN:
9781786944542
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780986497308.003.0008
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This chapter explores the employment conditions on British coastal ships between 1870 and 1914, focussing on the modern and industrial screw collier fleet on the east coast, which previous studies ... More


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