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.
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. Gender, Race, and Ethnicity in the Labor Market
Chapter 13. Unions and the Labor Market
Chapter 14. Unemployment
Chapter 15. Inequality in Earnings
Chapter 16. The Labor Market Effects of International Trade and Production Sharing