Labor Markets


  • Doug Hassebroek eats breakfast while on a video conference call at his home in Brooklyn, April 24, 2020, photo by Caitlin Ochs/Reuters


    COVID-19 and the Changing Nature of Work

    Jun 18, 2020

    Between February and May, one in six U.S. workers lost their jobs. Most were either laid off or unable to work because of coronavirus restrictions. The ability to telecommute protected against job loss. But of course not all jobs are conducive to telecommuting.

  • Women at Azhar Park in Cairo, Egypt, October 2008, photo by Claudia Wiens/Alamy


    Women in Egypt Face Barriers to Employment

    Apr 21, 2020

    Large gains in educational attainment among women in Egypt have not been matched with gains in the workplace. Obstacles preventing them from securing employment include tensions between work and family responsibilities, lack of mobility, wage gaps, and fear of sexual harassment.

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    Local labor markets and cyclic components in demand for college trained manpower

    Examines earnings of synthetic cohorts contained in the Current Population Surveys (CPS) for each year from 1968 to 1975. The CPS data are useful to test for the importance of local labor markets because individuals can be assigned to markets by cal...

    Dec 31, 1977

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    Teacher Mobility and Allocation.

    An economic framework, which combines the theories of human capital and internal labor markets within a probabilistic matrix, is developed to analyze teacher mobility. Among the implications of this framework that received confirmation when tested w...

    Dec 31, 1973

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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

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    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

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    Should the Military Pay for Training of Skilled Personnel?

    Noted American economist Gary S. Becker develops the concepts of transferable and nontransferable on-the-job training, representing the first step toward his theory of human capital and the study of worker-firm relationships.

    Aug 15, 1957

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    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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    Hannah Acheson-Field

    Assistant Policy Researcher, RAND; Ph.D. Candidate, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education B.S. in computational biology (computer science), Brown University

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    Beth J. Asch

    Senior Economist
    Education Ph.D. and M.A. in economics, University of Chicago; B.A. in economics, University of California, Los Angeles

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    Matthew D. Baird

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

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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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    Irineo Cabreros

    Associate Statistician
    Education B.A. in physics, Harvard University; Ph.D. in statistics, Princeton University; M.A. in music, The New England Conservatory of Music

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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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    Hardika Dayalani

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

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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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