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Research in Labor Economics Vol: 36

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05 Dec 2012
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
300 pages - 156 x 234 x 30mm
Research in Labor Economics


This volume contains eight new and innovative research articles relevant to researchers and policy makers. Each chapter deals with an aspect of human welfare and is authored by an expert in the field. One deals with how technological change affects the distribution of earnings, two deal with how workers advance through corporate hierarchy, four deal with how incentives motivate workers, and the final chapter deals with how one immigrant group is far more successful than even the native population. Among the questions answered are: What accounts for the relative rise in skilled worker salaries? Which workers advance more quickly up the corporate ladder? Are workers hired from outside the company as successful as internally promoted workers? Does performance-based pay affect worker absenteeism? Do retirement incentives to workers really help the firm? Do unexpected decreases in retirement income decrease retiree life satisfaction? Do more stringent divorce laws increase cohabitation? What causes immigrants to really succeed in their new country?
List of Contributors. Editorial Advisory Board. Preface. Institutions, Technological Change and Wage Differentials between Skilled and Unskilled Workers: Theory and Evidence from Europe. Career and Wage Dynamics: Evidence from Linked Employer-Employee Data. Position-Specific Promotion Rates and the “Fast Track” Effect. The Effect of Variable Pay Schemes on Workplace Absenteeism. Adverse Selection and Incentives in an Early Retirement Program. The Mental Cost of Pension Loss: The Experience of Russia's Pensioners during Transition. Can Long-Term Cohabiting and Marital Unions be Incentivized?. Indian Entrepreneurial Success in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. Research in Labor Economics. Research in Labor Economics. Research in Labor Economics. Copyright page.

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