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    • Absenteeism and the Overtime Decision 

      Ehrenberg, Ronald G. (1970-06-01)
      [Excerpt] Upon reading the congressional hearing on the Overtime Pay Penalty Act of 1964, one cannot fail to be impressed by the emphasis that management places on absenteeism as a primary cause of overtime. The argument ...
    • Adjusting Imperfect Data: Overview and Case Studies 

      Vilhuber, Lars (2005-10-05)
      [Excerpt] In this chapter, instead of using the similarity in the cleaned datasets to investigate economic fundamentals, we focus on the differences in the underlying ‘dirty’ data. We describe two data elements that remain ...
    • Decent Work and Development Policies 

      Fields, Gary S. (2003-01-01)
      Welcoming the shift to outcomes which he perceives in the ILO's focus on decent work, the author explores the major issues thus raised. He discusses how to make the notion of decent work more precise in operational terms, ...
    • Did Joseph Arch Raise Agricultural Wages? A Reply 

      Boyer, George R.; Hatton, Timothy J. (1996-05-01)
      [Excerpt] Dunbabin takes issue with us on the question of whether and by how much the agricultural workers' movement led by Joseph Arch raised agricultural wages in the early 1870s. A number of authors have speculated on ...
    • Employer Recruitment Strategies and the Labor Market Outcomes of New Hires 

      DeVaro, Jed (2005-04-01)
      [Excerpt] The results in this paper suggest, among other things, a strong association between recruitment choices and starting wages. The theoretical framework motivating the empirical analysis is a wage-posting game in ...
    • Estimating Wage-Fringe Trade-Offs: Some Data Problems 

      Smith, Robert; Ehrenberg, Ronald G. (1983-01-01)
      [Excerpt] This paper represents an inquiry into some of the data related difficulties inherent in estimating wage-fringe trade-offs, and it explores the usefulness of a particular source of data in meeting these difficulties.
    • From Cointegration to Mr. Isaacs: The Employment Problem in South Africa 

      Fields, Gary S. (2003-01-01)
      [Excerpt] In the summer of 1999, I first visited South Africa at the request of the South African government. The government was concerned about the nation's drastic unemployment situation, which in recent years has been ...
    • Labor Economics 

      Boyer, George R.; Smith, Robert (1998-01-01)
      The authors hypothesize that most labor economists "sooner or later had to incorporate at least the appearance of institutional concerns in their papers to avoid indigestion whenever lunching with colleagues outside the ...
    • Municipal Government Structure, Unionization, and the Wages of Fire Fighters 

      Ehrenberg, Ronald G. (1973-10-01)
      [Excerpt] Also important to any analysis of labor costs in the public sector today is, of course, the effect of collective bargaining on wages. For reasons described in a recent article by Orley Ashenfelter, fire fighters ...
    • Regional Labour Market Integration in England and Wales, 1850-1913 

      Boyer, George R.; Hatton, Timothy J. (1994-01-01)
      [Excerpt] This chapter examines the integration of labour markets within the rural and urban sectors of England and Wales during the second half of the nineteenth century. Although there is a large literature on internal ...
    • Retirement System Characteristics and Compensating Wage Differentials in the Public Sector 

      Ehrenberg, Ronald G. (1980-07-01)
      This paper presents evidence that a trade-off exists between wages and certain characteristics of retirement systems in the public sector. Cross-section econometric estimates for uniformed municipal employees, based upon ...
    • [Review of the book 'Labour History and the Labour Movement in Britain'] 

      Boyer, George R. (2000-10-01)
      [Excerpt] While this volume contains some important pieces, it is uneven in quality, and several of the papers, in my opinion, should have been omitted. Given the very high price of the book, the fact that it omits Pollard's ...
    • The Demand for State and Local Government Employees 

      Ehrenberg, Ronald G. (1973-06-01)
      [Excerpt] The primary purpose of this paper is to present empirical estimates of the wage elasticities of demand for different categories of state and local government employees. The employment demand equations that are ...
    • The Impact of Emigration on Real Wages in Ireland, 1850-1914 

      Boyer, George R.; Halton, Timothy J.; O'Rourke, Kevin (1994-01-01)
      [Excerpt] The chapter is organized as follows. First, we examine the growth of Irish wages and living standards in comparison with other countries. Second, we examine the hypothesis that the Irish agricultural wage was ...
    • The Influence of London on Labor Markets in Southern England, 1830-1914 

      Boyer, George R. (1998-10-01)
      [Excerpt] Historians have long acknowledged that London, because of its enormous size and rapidly growing demand for labor, acted as a powerful magnet for migrants from throughout southern England. However, while there is ...
    • Unemployment Insurance, Duration of Unemployment, and Subsequent Wage Gain 

      Ehrenberg, Ronald G.; Oaxaca, Ronald L. (1976-12-01)
      [Excerpt] In order to evaluate what the "optimal" level of UI benefits is, one must therefore first estimate the magnitude of the relationships between UI benefits levels and unemployed workers' durations of unemployment ...
    • Workers’ Compensation, Wages, and the Risk of Injury 

      Ehrenberg, Ronald G. (1988-01-01)
      [Excerpt] In many respects the structures of the workers' compensation and unemployment insurance systems are similar. Each is actually a system of individual state systems. Both are financed by a payroll tax that is ...