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Worker well-being and public policy [electronic resource] / edited by Solomon W. Polachek.

Contributor(s): Polachek, S. W.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Research in labor economics: v. 22.Publisher: Amsterdam ; Boston : JAI, 2003Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 505 p.) : ill., maps.ISBN: 9780080521756 (electronic bk.); 0080521754 (electronic bk.); 9781849502139 (electronic bk.); 1849502137 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Labor supply | Wages | Income distribution | Labor policy | Revenu -- R�epartition | March�e du travail | Travail -- Politique gouvernementale | Salaires | BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Labor | POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Labor & Industrial Relations | Inkomen | Welvaartseconomie | Arbeidseconomie | EconomieGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Worker well-being and public policy.DDC classification: 331.2 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Preface / Solomon W. Polachek -- Accounting for income inequality and its change : a new method, with application to the distribution of earnings in the United States / Gary S. Fields -- Tracking the household income of SSDI and SSI applicants / John Bound, Richard V. Burkhauser, Austin Nichols -- Minimum wages and on-the-job training / Daron Acemoglu, J(c)�orn-Steffen Pischke -- Racial and ethnic differences in pension wealth / William E. Even, David A. Macpherson -- County-level estimates of the employment prospects of low-skill workers / David C. Ribar -- Determinants of immigrant selectivity and skills / Madeline Zavodny -- Immigration and the labor force participation of low-skill native workers / Hannes Johannsson, Stephan Weiler, Steven Shulman -- Children, non-discriminatory provision of fringe benefits, and household labor market decisions / Mark C. Berger, Dan A. Black, Amitabh Chandra, Frank A. Scott -- Wage gains from better health and employment-based health insurance / Paul Fronstin, Alphonse G. Holtmann, Kerry Anne McGeary -- The family gap in pay : evidence from seven industrialized countries / Susan Harkness, Jane Waldfogel -- The relationship between the economy and the welfare caseload : a dynamic approach / Steven J. Haider, Jacob Alex Klerman, Elizabeth Roth -- Why choose womens work if it pays less? : a structural model of occupational choice / M.Melinda Pitts -- New evidence on culture and the gender wage gap : a comparison across ethnic origin groups / Heather Antecol -- Gender differences in reasons for job mobility intentions in higher education / Jennifer VanGilder, John Robst, Solomon Polachek -- New Jerseys family cap and family size decisions : findings from a five-year evaluation / Michael J. Camasso, Radha Jagannathan, Mark Killingsworth, Carol Harvey.
Summary: This volume contains 15 essays devoted to a number of multifaceted issues regarding how public policy affects worker well-being. Of the 15 chapters, the first two are the more general, dealing with overall earnings distribution and overall changes in welfare policy. The remaining chapters examine specific aspects of human welfare. They cover: fertility, disability, minimum wage, pension wealth, human capital investment, migration, health, and earnings. The book culminates with four chapters relating to gender and the family. Ultimately, determining who works, how much is earned, and how these.
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Preface / Solomon W. Polachek -- Accounting for income inequality and its change : a new method, with application to the distribution of earnings in the United States / Gary S. Fields -- Tracking the household income of SSDI and SSI applicants / John Bound, Richard V. Burkhauser, Austin Nichols -- Minimum wages and on-the-job training / Daron Acemoglu, J(c)�orn-Steffen Pischke -- Racial and ethnic differences in pension wealth / William E. Even, David A. Macpherson -- County-level estimates of the employment prospects of low-skill workers / David C. Ribar -- Determinants of immigrant selectivity and skills / Madeline Zavodny -- Immigration and the labor force participation of low-skill native workers / Hannes Johannsson, Stephan Weiler, Steven Shulman -- Children, non-discriminatory provision of fringe benefits, and household labor market decisions / Mark C. Berger, Dan A. Black, Amitabh Chandra, Frank A. Scott -- Wage gains from better health and employment-based health insurance / Paul Fronstin, Alphonse G. Holtmann, Kerry Anne McGeary -- The family gap in pay : evidence from seven industrialized countries / Susan Harkness, Jane Waldfogel -- The relationship between the economy and the welfare caseload : a dynamic approach / Steven J. Haider, Jacob Alex Klerman, Elizabeth Roth -- Why choose womens work if it pays less? : a structural model of occupational choice / M.Melinda Pitts -- New evidence on culture and the gender wage gap : a comparison across ethnic origin groups / Heather Antecol -- Gender differences in reasons for job mobility intentions in higher education / Jennifer VanGilder, John Robst, Solomon Polachek -- New Jerseys family cap and family size decisions : findings from a five-year evaluation / Michael J. Camasso, Radha Jagannathan, Mark Killingsworth, Carol Harvey.

This volume contains 15 essays devoted to a number of multifaceted issues regarding how public policy affects worker well-being. Of the 15 chapters, the first two are the more general, dealing with overall earnings distribution and overall changes in welfare policy. The remaining chapters examine specific aspects of human welfare. They cover: fertility, disability, minimum wage, pension wealth, human capital investment, migration, health, and earnings. The book culminates with four chapters relating to gender and the family. Ultimately, determining who works, how much is earned, and how these.

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