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  • Workers in a textile factory in Igdir, Turkey, May 20, 2017

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    Win-Win Solutions for Syrian Refugees—and Their Hosts

    Dec 13, 2018

    Turkey, Lebanon, and Jordan have generously received the majority of Syrian refugees. Many are working, but their sheer numbers have strained local labor markets, public services, and social harmony. Which policies might help create new economic opportunities for both the refugees and host-nation workers?

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    American Working Conditions Survey

    Aug 14, 2017

    How do Americans perceive their workplace? RAND's American Working Conditions Survey shows workers find their jobs physically demanding, hazardous, and hectic—but also social and supportive, and many retirees would prefer to return to work.

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    Reasons for Income and Employment Differentials in Chicago.

    Reasons for Income and Employment Differentials in Chicago.

    Dec 31, 1972

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    Income, Experience, and the Structure of Internal Labor Markets.

    Investigation of the relationships between the structure of internal labor markets and the mobility, experience, and income of workers. Industries are classified into three types of structures according to the degree of firm and industry mobility. ...

    Dec 31, 1971

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    Changes in the Location of Food and General Merchandise Store Employment Within Metropolitan Areas, 1948-1958

    An econometric model explaining changes in food and department store employment from 1948 through 1954 and from 1954 through 1958. The paper shows the importance of the weighted change in the variable ratio of labor to sales for central city equations.

    Jul 31, 1962

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    The Solution for Teacher Shortages

    A suggestion for alleviating the shortages of teachers in particular teaching fields.

    May 1, 1962

  • Journal Article

    Elasticities of Substitution and Constant-Output Demand Curves for Labor

    This paper presents a method for estimating the elasticity of demand for labor with output held constant.

    Dec 31, 1960

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    An Economic Analysis of the Market for Scientists and Engineers

    This study was stimulated by the question of whether there is now or has been in the recent past a "shortage" of scientists and engineers, and, if so, in what sense a shortage can exist.

    Dec 31, 1957

  • Journal Article

    Employment and Labour Productivity in USSR Railroads, 1928-1950

    A descriptive survey of employment, traffic volume, and labor productivity in USSR railroads from 1928-1950.

    Jun 30, 1952

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    Jesse Lastunen

    Assistant Policy Researcher; Ph.D. Candidate, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education M.Phil. in technology policy, University of Cambridge; M.Sc. in specialized economic analysis, Barcelona Graduate School of Economics; B.Sc. (Tech.) in industrial engineering and management, Tampere University of Technology

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    Matthew D. Baird

    Economist; Co-Director, Center for Causal Inference; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education Ph.D. in economics, University of California, Los Angeles

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    Alejandro U. Becerra-Ornelas

    Assistant Policy Researcher; Ph.D. Candidate, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education BA in policy analysis, Center for Research and Teaching in Economics (CIDE)

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    Robert Bozick

    Senior Demographer
    Education Ph.D. in sociology, Johns Hopkins University; M.A. in sociology, University of Maryland-College Park; B.A. in sociology, Ohio University

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    Nicholas Broten

    Assistant Policy Researcher; Ph.D. Candidate, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education M.S. in economics, California Institute of Technology; M.Sc. in economic history, London School of Economics; B.A. in political economy, University of California, Berkeley

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    Diana Gehlhaus Carew

    Assistant Policy Researcher; Ph.D. Candidate, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education M.A. in applied economics, Johns Hopkins University; B.A. in mathematics and economics, Bucknell University

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    Joanna Carroll

    Research Programmer
    Education B.A. in mathematical methods in the social sciences, Northwestern University; MSc in statistics and social research methods, London School of Economics

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    Samantha Cherney

    Quantitative Analyst
    Education M.P.A. in economics and financial policy, Cornell University; J.D., Cornell Law School; B.A. in history, McGill University

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    Juliana Chen-Peraza

    Assistant Policy Researcher; Ph.D. Candidate, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education M.E.M. in environmental economics and policy, Duke University; B.A. in physics and economics, University of Chicago

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    Kathryn A. Edwards

    Associate Economist; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education Ph.D. in economics, University of Wisconsin at Madison; M.S. in economics, University of Wisconsin at Madison; B.A. in economics, government, English, University of Texas at Austin

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    Christine Eibner

    Paul O'Neill Alcoa Chair in Policy Analysis; Director, Payment, Cost, and Coverage Program; Director, RAND Compare; Senior Economist; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education Ph.D. in economics, University of Maryland, College Park

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    Lauren Davis

    Assistant Policy Researcher; Ph.D. Candidate, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education M.A. in economics, Vanderbilt University; B.S. in economics, Samford University; B.A. in public administration, Samford University

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    Hardika Dayalani

    Assistant Policy Researcher, RAND; Ph.D. Candidate, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education M.P.A., University of Pennsylvania; B.Tech. (Hons) in ocean engineering and naval architecture, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur

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