Modern Labor Economics: Pearson New International Edition:Theory and Public Policy

series
Pearson
author
Ronald G. Ehrenberg / Robert S. Smith
publisher
Pearson
cover
Softcover
edition
11
language
English
total pages
560
pub.-date
August 2013
ISBN13
9781292022130
ISBN
1292022132
Related Titles


product detail

title no longer available

eBook

You'll find the eBook here.:


Description

For one semester courses in labor economics at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

 

A clear, comprehensive introduction to labor market behavior.

 

In addition to presenting core theory, Ehrenberg/Smith summarizes empirical evidence for or against each hypothesis, and illustrates the usefulness of theory for public policy analysis.

 

The authors continue to make this text a comprehensive resource in the eleventh edition, through a focus on factual information about the labor market and professional literature in labor economics.

Features

For one semester courses in labor economics at the undergraduate and/or graduate levels.

 

A clear, comprehensive introduction to labor market behavior.

 

In addition to presenting core theory, Ehrenberg/Smith summarizes empirical evidence for or against each hypothesis, and illustrates the usefulness of theory for public policy analysis.

 

The authors continue to make this text a comprehensive resource in the eleventh edition, through a focus on factual information about the labor market and professional literature in labor economics.

 

Tailor the material to your students needs: The material in this text isn’t highly technical so students with limited economics backgrounds won’t get lost in complicated explanations. For students that are looking for a more advanced understanding, additional appendixes have been included to develop technical concepts in greater detail.
 

Introduce students to different methodological issues faced by economists: Empirical Study. The appendix to Chapter 1 presents a brief overview of regression analysis, after which, each chapter ends with an Empirical Study. The Empirical Study is relevant to that chapter’s content and introduces students to different methodological issues faced by economists doing applied research. 

 

NEW! Address the Great Recession of 2008: In relevant chapters, discussions on the labor-market effects of the Great Recession of 2008 appear, along with an examination of recent changes in outcomes such as earnings inequality, human-capital acquisition, and labor-force participation.

Highlight the important concepts: Key Features.

  • Boxed examples illustrate the application from the chapter in a nontraditional, historical, business, or cross-cultural setting.
    • NEW! This edition includes new boxed examples on:
      • The labor supply of New York City taxi drivers.
      • The “rat race” in law firms.
      • Earnings inequality in developed countries.
  • Discussion or review questions allow students to apply what they have learned to specific issues.
  • Odd Numbered answers help provide students with the opportunity to increase their mastery of the concepts, while still allowing you the ability to assign the even-numbered questions for assignments. 
  • NEW! Footnotes have been updated to cite the most recent literature on each given topic.
  • Tabular data andreferences have been updated throughout.

Updated! Provide a useful reference: Updated lists of selected readings refer students to more advanced sources of study.

 

New to this Edition

Immigration Policy: An expanded discussion of undocumented immigration in Chapter 10 now includes analysis of its theoretical and measured effects on society. 

 

NEW! Address the Great Recession of 2008: In relevant chapters, discussions on the labor-market effects of the Great Recession of 2008 appear, along with an examination of recent changes in outcomes such as earnings inequality, human-capital acquisition, and labor-force participation.

Highlight the important concepts: Key Features.

  • Boxed examples illustrate the application from the chapter in a nontraditional, historical, business, or cross-cultural setting.
    • NEW! This edition includes new boxed examples on:
      • The labor supply of New York City taxi drivers.
      • The “rat race” in law firms.
      • Earnings inequality in developed countries.
  • Discussion or review questions allow students to apply what they have learned to specific issues.
  • Odd Numbered answers help provide students with the opportunity to increase their mastery of the concepts, while still allowing you the ability to assign the even-numbered questions for assignments. 
  • NEW! Footnotes have been updated to cite the most recent literature on each given topic.
  • Tabular data andreferences have been updated throughout.

Updated! Provide a useful reference: Updated lists of selected readings refer students to more advanced sources of study.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Introduction

Chapter 2. Overview of the Labor Market

Chapter 3. The Demand for Labor

Chapter 4. Labor Demand Elasticities

Chapter 5. Frictions in the Labor Market

Chapter 6. Supply of Labor to the Economy: the Decision to Work

Chapter 7. Labor Supply: Household Production, the Family, and the Life Cycle

Chapter 8. Compensating Wage Differentials and Labor Markets

Chapter 9. Investments in Human Capital: Education and Training

Chapter 10. Worker Mobility: Migration, Immigration, and Turnover

Chapter 11. Pay and Productivity: Wage Determination within the Firm

Chapter 12. Unemployment

Chapter 13. Inequality in Earnings

Chapter 14. The Labor Market Effects of International Trade and Production Sharing