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Labor in the New Economy

Katharine G. Abraham, James R. Spletzer, and Michael Harper Harper


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. This book examines 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 issues, scholars must be able to accurately measure labor market activity. Thus, the book also addresses a host of measurement issues: from t ... More

Keywords: economy, workers, new economy, inequality of earnings, compensation, job security, employer reliance, hours of work, workplace safety, health

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780226001432
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: February 2013 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226001463.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Katharine G. Abraham, editor

James R. Spletzer, editor

Michael Harper Harper, editor

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Katharine G. Abraham, James R. Spletzer, and Michael J. Harper

I Trends in Compensation and Job Quality

3 Are the New Jobs Good Jobs?

Katharine G. Abraham and James R. Spletzer

II Labor Market Dynamics, Job Security, and Job Attachment

5 Adjusted Estimates of Worker Flows and Job Openings in JOLTS

Steven J. Davis, R. Jason Faberman, John C. Haltiwanger, and Ian Rucker

7 What Do We Know about Contracting Out in the United States?

Matthew Dey, Susan Houseman, and Anne Polivka

III Hours of Work

IV The Effects of Changing Demographics

10 The Effect of Population Aging on the Aggregate Labor Market

Bruce Fallick, Charles Fleischman, and Jonathan Pingle