This volume contains ten original innovative chapters on worker well-being. Three chapters are on time allocated to work and human capital acquisition, three on aspects of risk in the earnings process, two on migration, and finally two on the role of public policies and institutions on employment and earnings. Questions answered include: Are more educated women now opting out of work with a higher probability than in the past? Under what circumstances do young adults allocate nonschool time to educational pursuits? How do macroeconomic shocks affect labor force participation rates? Can tax policies alleviate poverty? Are workers compensated adequately for taking risks? Do differences in private and public sector earnings affect mobility between the two sectors? Do migrant parents affect educational decisions of their offspring? Why is the service sector growing less quickly in Europe than the United States?
The Table of Contents of this volume can be found here.