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Is There Scope for Policy?

Giorgia Brunello, Pietro Garibaldi, and Etienne Wasmer

in Education and Training in Europe

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199210978
eISBN:
9780191705786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199210978.003.0014
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter discusses how design of training policies is strongly related to the type of market failures conducive to under-provision. The empirical evidence on the relevance of efficiency and ... More


Shop-floor Consent, Accommodation, and Dissent

Tony Elger and Chris Smith

in Assembling Work: Remaking Factory Regimes in Japanese Multinationals in Britain

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199241514
eISBN:
9780191714405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199241514.003.0011
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business

This chapter examines the evolving features of management-worker relations and employee working lives at two large, sectorally dominant Japanese manufacturing subsidiaries in Telford, and assesses ... More


The “Second Birth” of Vorkuta: Forging the Company Town

Alan Barenberg

in Gulag Town, Company Town: Forced Labor and Its Legacy in Vorkuta

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780300179446
eISBN:
9780300206821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300179446.003.0006
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter examines the process of transforming Vorkuta into a company town after it was determined in August 1955 that Vorkuta's mines would rely primarily on non-prisoner labor. This ... More


What Can We Learn About Firm Recruitment from the Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey?

Éva Nagypál

in Producer Dynamics: New Evidence from Micro Data

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226172569
eISBN:
9780226172576
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226172576.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This chapter describes some methodological and conceptual issues that arise when using the Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS) data. It uses the publicly available JOLTS data to ... More


Demand for Labor: The Neglected Side of the Market

Daniel S. Hamermesh

Corrado Giulietti (ed.)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198791379
eISBN:
9780191833847
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198791379.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

The book collects essays that revolve around the general topic of employers’ demand for labour. The focus is on labour differentiated by hours and workers, by hires, fires, quits and promotions. ... More


Wage and Labor Mobility in Denmark, 1980–2000

Tor Eriksson and Niels Westergaard-Nielsen

in The Structure of Wages: An International Comparison

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226470504
eISBN:
9780226470511
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226470511.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

This chapter, which describes some key features of the labor market in Denmark, also addresses the important aspect of its functioning and flexibility: the high level of worker mobility. Then, it ... More


Industry Comes to a Village, Villagers Come to an Industry

in Brazil's Steel City: Developmentalism, Strategic Power, and Industrial Relations in Volta Redonda, 1941-1964

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804771689
eISBN:
9780804775809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804771689.003.0003
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter focuses on the transformation of Volta Redonda, the site of the National Steel Company's (Companhia Siderúrgica Nacional; CSN) integrated steel mill, from an economically depressed ... More


Turnover and the Dynamics of Labor Demand

Daniel S. Hamermesh

in Demand for Labor: The Neglected Side of the Market

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198791379
eISBN:
9780191833847
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198791379.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

The theory of the dynamics of labor demand is based either on the costs of adjusting the level of employment or on the costs of hiring or firing (of gross changes in employment). We write down a ... More


Labor Demand and the Source of Adjustment Costs

Daniel S. Hamermesh

in Demand for Labor: The Neglected Side of the Market

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198791379
eISBN:
9780191833847
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198791379.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

A dynamic-programming model with quadratic adjustment costs generates an estimate of the lower bound on the fraction of adjustment costs that are gross costs. A model with lumpy costs of adjustment ... More


Spectral Analysis of the Relation between Gross Employment Changes and Output Changes, 1958–1966

Daniel S. Hamermesh

in Demand for Labor: The Neglected Side of the Market

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198791379
eISBN:
9780191833847
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198791379.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

This study examines the relationship between output and flows of labor at seasonal frequencies using spectral analysis. The data are 9 years of monthly information on these quantities on each of a ... More


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