Labor in the era of globalization / edited by Clair Brown, Barry Eichengreen, Michael Reich.

"The third quarter of the twentieth century was a golden age for labor in the advanced industrial countries, characterized by rising incomes, relatively egalitarian wage structures, and reasonable levels of job security. The subsequent quarter-century has seen less positive performance along a...

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Other Authors: Brown, Clair, 1946-, Eichengreen, Barry J., Reich, Michael.
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Published: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010.
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction / Clair Brown, Barry Eichengreen and Michael Reich
  • Part I. Political Economy and Labor Market Institutions
  • 1. Institutions and wages in post-World War II America / Frank Levy and Peter Temin
  • 2. American exceptionalism and comparative political economy / David Soskice
  • 3. Finance and labor: perspectives on risk, inequality, and democracy / Sanford M. Jacoby
  • Part II. Institutions and Firm and Worker Behavior
  • 4. How good are U.S. jobs? Characteristics of job ladders across firms in five industries / Clair Brown, Benjamin Campbell, Fredrik Andersson, Hyowook Chiang and Yooki Park
  • 5. Increasing labor flexibility during the recession in Japan: the role of female workers in manufacturing / Yoshi-Fumi Nakata and Satoru Miyazaki
  • 6. Ties that matter: cultural norms and family formation in Western Europe / Paola Giuliano
  • Part III. Contemporary Labor-Management Relations
  • 7. The new treaty of Detroit: are VEBAs labor's way forward? / Teresa Ghilarducci
  • 8. Symphony musicians and symphony orchestras / Robert J. Flanagan
  • 9. Wage effects of works councils and collective agreements in Germany / Knut Gerlach and Wolfgang Meyer
  • 10. Apprentice strikes, pay structure and training in twentieth-century UK metalworking industry / Paul Ryan; Part IV. Public Policy and U.S. Labor Market Structure
  • 11. Minimum wages in the United States: politics, economics and econometrics / Michael Reich
  • 12. Understanding the causes and labor market consequences of the steep increase in U.S. incarceration rates / Steven Raphael
  • 13. Local labor market adaptation to increased immigration / David Card.