Transitions through the Labor Market: Work, Occupation, Earnings and Retirement Vol: 46

Solomon W. Polachek
University of New York at Binghamton, USA

Konstantinos Tatsiramos
University of Luxembourg, LISER and IZA

Product Details
09 Aug 2018
Emerald Publishing Limited
320 pages - 152 x 229mm
Research in Labor Economics


Understanding the factors that affect how one transitions from school to the labor market and finally to retirement is important both to the individual and to the policy maker. This volume contains seven original and innovative articles that analyze aspects of such labor market transitions. Questions answered include: How did hiring and firing decisions change for blacks and Hispanics relative to whites in the Great Recession? Can redesigning the minimum wage lead to more efficient employment transitions and greater social welfare? What are the factors leading a company to fast-track an employee? How does the number of layers in a company’s hierarchical structure affect one’s ability to be promoted? Do women gravitate to more socially caring occupations because they care more than men? Does gaming among youth increase math scores more for boys than girls? And, does good health impede one’s inclination to retire?
Preface; Solomon W. Polachek and, Konstantinos Tatsiramos
Chapter 1. Racial differences in labor market transitions and The Great Recession; Kenneth A. Couch, Robert Fairlie, and Huanan Xu 
Chapter 2. The optimal graduated minimum wage and social welfare; Eliav Danziger and Leif Danziger 
Chapter 3. Promotion determinants in corporate hierarchies: An examination of fast tracks and functional area; Christian Belzil, Michael Bognanno, and François Poinas 
Chapter 4. Flattening firms and wage distribution; Xin Jin 
Chapter 5. Wage determination in social occupations: The role of individual social capital; Julie L. Hotchkiss and Anil Rupasingha 
Chapter 6. Computer gaming and the gender math gap: Cross-country evidence among teenagers; Yann Algan and Nicole M. Fortin 
Chapter 7. The role of health in retirement; Alan L. Gustman and Thomas L. Steinmeier
Solomon W. Polachek is a Distinguished Professor at the State University of New York at Binghamton (Binghamton University), where he has taught since 1983. His Ph.D. is from Columbia University, and he has had post-doctoral fellowships at the University of Chicago and Stanford University, and visiting faculty appointments at the Catholic University of Leuven, Tel Aviv and Bar Ilan Universities, Princeton, and Kasetsart University. 
Konstantinos Tatsiramos holds a Joint Professorship in Labour Economics at the University of Luxembourg and the Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research (LISER). His Ph.D. is from the European University Institute, and he has had academic positions at the University of Nottingham, the University of Leicester and the Institute of Labor Economics (IZA).

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