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Labor Economics 1/e


ISBN13: 9780393979527 |899pages|Hardcover|©2011|NT$1350

Derek Laing, University of Syracuse

Topics that are considered “classic” include discrimination, unionization, unemployment, migration and immigration, and education. Topics that are considered “the new labor” include job design, incentives, careers, job search, incomplete contracts, and job creation and destruction.
In addition to the physical text, which contains 25 chapters, there are another 10 chapters available on StudySpace, the free student website. All of this material, as well as mathematical appendices, allow instructors to teach precisely the type of course that they want to, with as much, or as little, math as they want.
Labor Economics gives instructors the opportunity to teach an intensive problem-solving course, with three Worked Problems per chapter and numerous end-of-chapter problems. And, the text uses leading-edge pedagogy—including Learning Objectives, Take-Home Messages, and Tip Boxes.

Table of Contents
Ch 1 Introduction
Ch 2 The U.S. Labor Market
Part I: Foundations
Ch 3 Short-Run Demand
Ch 4 The Supply of Labor
Ch 5 Human Capital
Ch 6 On-the-Job Training
Ch 7 Competitive Equilibrium
Part II: Applications and Extensions
Ch 8 The Minimum Wage
Ch 9 Policy Application: The War on Poverty
Ch 10 Death and Injury in the U.S. Workplace
Ch 11 Discrimination 1: Theory
Ch 12 Discrimination 2: Evidence and Policy
Part III: The Employment Relation
Ch 13 The Hiring Process
Ch 14 Incentives
Ch 15 Tasks, Technologies, and Organizational Design
Ch 16 Careers and Employment Relation
Ch 17 Executive Pay
Ch 18 Trade Unions 1: Density, Goals and Impact
Part IV: The Aggregate Labor Market
Ch 19 Earning 1: The Wage Structure
Ch 20 Labor Mobility I: Migration
Ch 21 Labor Mobility II: Immigration and Outsourcing
Ch 22 Unemployment I: Contractual Frictions