Forces of Labor

Workers' Movements and Globalization Since 1870

Author: Beverly J. Silver

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521520775

Category: Political Science

Page: 238

View: 1136

This 2003 book analyzes the dynamics of labor movements, introducing a new database on labor unrest events worldwide.

Drivers of Labor Force Participation in Advanced Economies: Macro and Micro Evidence

Author: Francesco Grigoli,Zsoka Koczan,Petia Topalova

Publisher: International Monetary Fund

ISBN: 1484364589

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 40

View: 9613

Despite signicant headwinds from population aging in most advanced economies (AEs), labor force participation rates show remarkably divergent trajectories both across countries and across dierent groups of workers. Participation increased sharply among prime-age women and, more recently, older workers, but fell among the young and prime-age men. This pa- per investigates the determinants of these trends using aggregate and individual-level data. We nd that the bulk of the dramatic increase in the labor force attachment of prime-age women and older workers in the past three decades can be explained by changes in labor mar- ket policies and institutions, structural transformation, and gains in educational attainment. Technological advances such as automation, on the other hand, weighed on the labor supply of prime-age and older workers. In light of the dramatic demographic shifts expected in the coming decades in many AEs, our ndings underscore the need to invest in education and training, reform the tax system, reduce early retirement incentives, improve the job-matching process, and help individuals combine family and work life in order to alleviate the pressures from aging on labor supply.

The Labor Force of Rumania

Author: United States. Bureau of the Census

Publisher: N.A


Category: Labor supply

Page: 33

View: 1834

The Basics of Economics

Author: David Edward O'Connor

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313325205

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 387

View: 7617

Written by a nationally known teacher of economics, this guide provides an informative and engaging introduction to the study of economics for students, teachers, and the general public. Its 13 chapters, detailed glossary of key terms, and comprehensive index make this reference book easy to use. The list of selected readings and Web sites makes this work an indispensable reference tool for today's students.

Forces of Labor

Arbeiterbewegungen und Globalisierung seit 1870

Author: Beverly J. Silver

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783935936323


Page: 284

View: 5544

Analyzing the Labor Force

Concepts, Measures, and Trends

Author: Clifford C. Clogg,Scott R. Eliason,Kevin T. Leicht

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780306465376

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 266

View: 5922

Clifford C. Clogg, a talented sociologist, demographer, and statistician, died suddenly on 7 May 1995 at the age of 45. Although best known for his methodological contributions, Clogg also made significant substantive contributions to the study of social stratification and the labor force. This book highlights those contributions by telling the cumulative story of his research and adding update analysis that advances the story beyond the early 1980s to the mid-1990s.

Ecuador Poverty Report

Author: N.A

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 9780821336656

Category: History

Page: 334

View: 3445

"Valuable report based on the Ecuador Living Standard Measurement Survey (1994). Uses total consumption expenditures. Provides a baseline reference for future work. Contrast with INEC's basic needs survey (item #bi 97002637#)"--Handbook of Latin AmericanStudies, v. 57.

How Has the Globalization of Labor Affected the Labor Income Share in Advanced Countries?

Author: Florence Jaumotte,Irina Tytell

Publisher: International Monetary Fund


Category: Foreign trade and employment

Page: 54

View: 8654

Labor markets around the world have become increasingly integrated over the last two decades, with the entry of China, India and the former Eastern bloc into the world trading system, the removal of restrictions on trade and capital flows, and rapid technological progress. At the same time, the share of labor in national income decreased in most advanced countries. This paper uses a labor share equation derived from a translog revenue function to estimate the contributions of globalization, technological progress, and labor market policies to the decline in the labor share. The results, obtained for 18 advanced countries over 1982- 2002, suggest that globalization was only one of several factors that have affected the labor share. Technological progress, especially in the information and communications sectors, has had a bigger impact, particularly on the labor share in unskilled sectors.

Handbook of labor statistics

Author: United States. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Publisher: N.A


Category: Labor movement

Page: N.A

View: 7511

Contains digests of the material published by the Bureau of sufficiently recent date to be of present-day interest and value.

State Power and Social Forces

Domination and Transformation in the Third World

Author: Joel Samuel Migdal,Atul Kohli,Vivienne Shue

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521467346

Category: Political Science

Page: 333

View: 5019

This is a collection of scholarly essays on state, society and politics in the Third World, with cases drawn from Africa, the Middle East, Asia, and Latin America. The introductory chapter outlines the theoretical approach of the contributors and the concluding chapter summarizes the importance of their studies and the contribution of the volume to general theory in comparative politics. The book is relevant to the growing state theory literature in the social sciences and it puts forward a state-in-society approach to the study of political development.

Advanced Techniques of Population Analysis

Author: S.S. Halli,K.V. Rao

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780306439971

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 226

View: 5562

Utilizing the most recent developments in statistical modeling as applied to population studies, the authors interpret results obtained from available software and apply these results to current research issues.

The 21st Century at Work: Forces Shaping the Future Workforce and Workplace in the United States

Author: Lynn A. Karoly,Constantijin Panis,Constantijn Panis

Publisher: Rand Corporation

ISBN: 0833036181

Category: Political Science

Page: 304

View: 2200

What are the forces that will continue to shape the U.S. workforce and workplace over the next 10 to 15 years? With its eye on forming sound policy and helping stakeholders in the private and public sectors make informed decisions, the U.S. Department of Labor asked RAND to look at the future of work. The authors analyze trends in and the implications of shifting demographic patterns, the pace of technological change, and the path of economic globalization.