Labour Market Economics

Hardcover | December 1, 2011

byDwayne Benjamin, Morley Gunderson, Thomas Lemieux

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Labour Market Economics balances the right theoretical coverage with Canadian policy issues. The text provides students with the tools they need for critical thinking about labour market problems, providing pedagogy that focuses on worked examples, extensive problem material, clear figure captions, and a glossary. Canadian labour issues are discussed within the context of a more general theoretical and empirical framework applicable to the labour problems of most developed countries. This is a Canadian text written by four of the top researchers in Canada in the area of labour economics and industrial organization. To quote a reviewer, "the comparative advantage of Benjamin is that the authors have all been major contributors to the labour market policy debates in Canada and the text is more than a Canadian adaptation of an American text."

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Labour Market Economics balances the right theoretical coverage with Canadian policy issues. The text provides students with the tools they need for critical thinking about labour market problems, providing pedagogy that focuses on worked examples, extensive problem material, clear figure captions, and a glossary. Canadian labour iss...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:10.1 × 8.1 × 1.2 inPublished:December 1, 2011Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0070740208

ISBN - 13:9780070740204

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Labour Market Economics

PART 1: LABOUR SUPPLY

2. Labour Supply: Individual Attachment to the Labour Market

3. Labour Supply and Public Policy: Work Incentive Effects of Alternative Income Maintenance Schemes

4. Labour Supply Over the Life Cycle

PART 2: LABOUR DEMAND

5. Demand for Labour in Competitive Labour Markets

6. Labour Demand, Nonwage Benefits, and Quasi-Fixed Costs

PART 3: LABOUR DEMAND SUPPLY TOGETHER

7. Wages and Employment in a Single Labour Market

PART 4: THE DETERMINATION OF RELATIVE WAGES

8. Compensating Wage Differentials

9. Human Capital Theory: Applications to Education and Training

10. Wage Structures Across Markets

11. The Economics of Immigration

12. Discrimination and Male-Female Earnings Differentials

13. Optimal Compensation Systems, Deferred Compensation, and Mandatory Retirement

PART 5: UNIONS

14. Unions and Collective Bargaining

15. Union Impact on Wage and Nonwage Outcomes

PART 6: UNEMPLOYMENT

16. Unemployment: Meaning, Measurement and Canada's Experience

17. Unemployment: Causes and Consequences

References

Glossary

Index