Work, Earnings and Other Aspects of the Employment Relation Vol: 28

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01 Oct 2008
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
250 pages - 152 x 229 x 41mm
Research in Labor Economics


This volume contains 13 new and important never before published chapters covering aspects of the employer-employee relationship. The volume is focused at the academic audience, but is also geared to government and business policy makers worldwide. The chapters use data from the US, Europe, Asia, and the Middle-East to answer a number of vital labor market questions. These include: Why has part-time work increased so dramatically in the 15 European Union countries? What changes in retirement behavior will be expected as countries change pension laws? Why do firms often use fixed-term instead of long-term employment contracts? How do employee work interruptions affect occupational choice? Why do both employers and employees often prefer additional fringe benefits to wage increases? Do academic certifications really signal higher worker quality? How is an individual's work ethic influenced by others in residential neighborhoods? And, why do risky jobs often pay lower wages when one might expect employees need better remuneration to take dangerous jobs?
Labor supply with social interactions: econometric estimates and their tax policy implications. Overtime work, dual job holding, and taxation. Transitions between unemployment and low pay. Why Europeans work part-time? A cross-country panel analysis. Projecting behavioral responses to the next generation of retirement policies. Illegal migration, enforcement, and minimum wage. Earnings losses following job change in Japan: Evidence from a job placement firm. Wages and the Risk of Displacement. How are fixed-term contracts used by firms? An analysis using gross job and worker flows. Modeling the signaling value of the GED with an application to an exogenous passing standard increase in Texas. Occupational gender composition and the gender wage gap in Sweden. Earnings functions and the measurement of the determinants of wage dispersion: extending the Blinder–Oaxaca approach. Salary or benefits?. List of Contributors. Preface. Research in Labor Economics. Work, Earnings and Other Aspects of the Employment Relation. Copyright page.

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