Demand for Labor: The Neglected Side of the Market by Daniel S. HamermeshDemand for Labor: The Neglected Side of the Market by Daniel S. Hamermesh

Demand for Labor: The Neglected Side of the Market

byDaniel S. Hamermesh

Hardcover | April 15, 2017

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The book collects articles published by Daniel Hamermesh between 1969 and 2013 dealing with the general topic of the demand for labor. The first section presents empirical studies of basic issues in labor demand, including the extent to which different types of labor are substitutes, howfirms' and workers' investments affect labor turnover, and how costs of adjusting employment affect the dynamics of employment and patterns of labor turnover. The second section examines the impacts of various labor-market policies, including minimum wages, penalty pay for using overtime hours orhours worked on weekends or nights, severance pay for displaced workers, and payroll taxes to finance unemployment insurance benefits. The final section deals with general questions of discrimination by employers along various dimensions, including looks, gender and ethnicity, in all cases focusingon the process of discrimination and the behavior that results. Throughout the focus is on the development of theoretically-based hypotheses and testing them using the most appropriate data, often data collected uniquely for the particular project.
Daniel S. Hamermesh is Professor in Economics, Royal Holloway University of London and Sue Killam Professor Emeritus in the Foundation of Economics at the University of Texas at Austin. He is Network Director of the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) and Editor-in-Chief of the World of Labor. He has taught at Princeton, Michigan St...
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Title:Demand for Labor: The Neglected Side of the MarketFormat:HardcoverDimensions:464 pagesPublished:April 15, 2017Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198791372

ISBN - 13:9780198791379

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Table of Contents

Corrado Giulietti and Klaus F. Zimmermann: Introduction by the Editors1. Labor Market Competition among Youths, White Women and Others2. Spectral Analysis of the Relation between Gross Employment Changes and Output Changes, 1958-19663. Labor Demand and the Structure of Adjustment Costs4. Labor Demand and the Source of Adjustment Costs5. Turnover and the Dynamics of Labor Demand6. Job Turnover and Labor Turnover: A Taxonomy of Employment Dynamics7. Minimum Wages and the Demand for Labor8. The Demand for Hours of Labor: Direct Evidence From California9. The Timing of Labor Demand10. The Costs of Worker Displacement11. Policy Equilibria in a Federal System: The Effects of Higher Tax Ceilings for Unemployment Insurance12. Beauty and the Labor Market13. Tall or Taller, Pretty or Prettier: Is Discrimination Absolute or Relative?14. Beauty, Productivity and Discrimination: Lawyers' Looks and Lucre15. What is Discrimination? Gender in the American Economic Association, 1935-200416. Strike Three: Discrimination, Incentives, and EvaluationWhere Has Research on Labor Demand Been? Where Is It Going?