Labor in the new economy [electronic resource] / edited by Katharine G. Abraham, James R. Spletzer, and Michael Harper.

Conference on Research in Income and Wealth (2007 : Bethesda, Md.) [Browse]
Chicago ; London : University of Chicago Press, 2010.
1 online resource (520 p.)


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As the structure of the economy has changed over the past few decades, researchers and policy makers have been increasingly concerned with how these changes affect workers. In this book, leading economists examine a variety of important trends in the new economy, including inequality of earnings and other forms of compensation, job security, employer reliance on temporary and contract workers, hours of work, and workplace safety and health. In order to better understand these vital issues, scholars must be able to accurately measure labor market activity. Thus, Labor in the New Economy also addresses a host of measurement issues: from the treatment of outliers, imputation methods, and weighting in the context of specific surveys to evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of data from different sources. At a time when employment is a central concern for individuals, businesses, and the government, this volume provides important insight into the recent past and will be a useful tool for researchers in the future.
Includes revised versions of the papers and discussions presented at the Conference on Research in Income and Wealth, held in Bethesda, Maryland, Nov. 16-17, 2007.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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  • Front matter
  • National Bureau of Economic Research
  • Relation of the Directors to the Work and Publications of the National Bureau of Economic Research
  • Contents
  • Prefatory Note
  • Introduction
  • 1. What Do We Really Know about Changes in Wage Inequality?
  • 2. Recent Trends in Compensation Inequality
  • 3. Are the New Jobs Good Jobs?
  • 4. New Data for Answering Old Questions Regarding Employee Stock Options
  • 5. Adjusted Estimates of Worker Flows and Job Openings in JOLTS
  • 6. Job Loss and the Decline in Job Security in the United States
  • 7. What Do We Know about Contracting Out in the United States?: Evidence from Household and Establishment Surveys
  • 8. Measuring Tradable Services and the Task Content of Offshorable Services Jobs
  • 9. Why Do BLS Hours Series Tell Different Stories about Trends in Hours Worked?
  • 10. The Effect of Population Aging on the Aggregate Labor Market
  • 11. Emerging Labor Market Trends and Workplace Safety and Health
  • 12. Measuring Labor Composition: A Comparison of Alternate Methodologies
  • Contributors
  • Author Index
  • Subject Index
  • 1-282-90172-9
  • 9786612901720
  • 0-226-00146-6
  • 10.7208/9780226001463
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