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Jobs, Training, and Worker Well-being - published in 2010


This volume contains 10 new and innovative research articles of relevance to researchers and policy makers. Each chapter deals with an aspect of human welfare, and each is authored by an expert in the field. Of these, the first three investigate earnings distribution, the next four examine job remuneration, the next two explore discrimination, and the final chapter considers wage rigidities. Answers to a number of important questions are given. These questions include: What role does population heterogeneity play in shaping a country’s earnings distribution? Does more training really reduce wage inequality? How does growth in Chinese well-being compare to the growth in US well-being? What role do employees play in the way their jobs are designed? Does deferred compensation really motivate workers? To what extent do firms “fast-track” some employees for eventual executive positions? Are workers in the public sector better off than workers in the private sector? Does a firm’s gender composition affect its survival? Are current Equal Employment Opportunity Commission anti-discrimination laws the best way to combat discrimination, or are there better approaches? How does one determine the extent of wage rigidities in the labor market?

The Table of Contents of this volume can be found here.

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