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Levy, Frank 1941-

Works: 53 works in 215 publications in 1 language and 7,108 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: HC110.I5, 339.20973
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Most widely held works by Frank Levy
The new division of labor : how computers are creating the next job market by Frank Levy( Book )

21 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 1,705 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As the current recession ends, many workers will not be returning to the jobs they once held -- those jobs are gone. In The New Division of Labor, Frank Levy and Richard Murnane show how computers are changing the employment landscape and how the right kinds of education can ease the transition to the new job market. The book tells stories of people at work -- a high-end financial advisor, a customer service representative, a pair of successful chefs, a cardiologist, an automotive mechanic, the author Victor Hugo, floor traders in a London financial exchange. The authors merge these stories with insights from cognitive science, computer science, and economics to show how computers are enhancing productivity in many jobs even as they eliminate other jobs -- both directly and by sending work offshore. At greatest risk are jobs that can be expressed in programmable rules -- blue collar, clerical, and similar work that requires moderate skills and used to pay middle-class wages. The loss of these jobs leaves a growing division between those who can and cannot earn a good living in the computerized economy. Left unchecked, the division threatens the nation's democratic institutions. The nation's challenge is to recognize this division and to prepare the population for the high-wage/high-skilled jobs that are rapidly growing in number -- jobs involving extensive problem solving and interpersonal communication. Using detailed examples -- a second grade classroom, an IBM managerial training program, Cisco Networking Academies -- the authors describe how these skills can be taught and how our adjustment to the computerized workplace can begin in earnest. Book jacket."--Jacket
Dollars and dreams : the changing American income distribution by Frank Levy( Book )

14 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 911 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rev. pbk. ed. with new pref. Includes indexes. Bibliography: p. 231-239
The economic future of American families : income and wealth trends by Frank Levy( Book )

7 editions published between 1991 and 1994 in English and held by 821 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The new dollars and dreams : American incomes and economic change by Frank Levy( Book )

7 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 796 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The New Dollars and Dreams explores today's puzzling economic landscape, in which low unemployment goes hand in hand with sluggish wage growth and high income inequality. This book offers an invaluable guide to the sweeping economic, social, and political changes that have remade life in the United States over the past twenty-five years. Levy tells a fascinating and insightful story about what happened to American Incomes and jobs. His plot resists the simple truths of everyday journalism, and explains the economic and political twists and turns that have shaped the current American economy - including the oil and food price inflations of the 1970s, the market deregulations and corporate downsizing of the 1980s, the emergence of women as sole breadwinners in many families, the migration of jobs to the suburbs, and the computerization of work. By making sense of these complex trends, The New Dollars and Dreams offers crucial insights into why, despite a thriving economy, many Americans no longer feel secure in their financial futures
Urban outcomes : schools, streets, and libraries by Frank Levy( Book )

11 editions published between 1974 and 1975 in English and held by 676 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Teaching the new basic skills : principles for educating children to thrive in a changing economy by Richard J Murnane( Book )

6 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 622 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fifteen years ago, a U.S. high school diploma was a ticket to the middle class. No longer. The skills required to earn a decent income have changed radically. The skills taught in most U.S. schools have not. Today the average 30-year-old person with a high school diploma earns $20,200, and the nation faces of future of growing inequality and division. Teaching the New Basic Skills shows how to avoid such a future. By telling stories of real people in real businesses and real schools, the book shows the skills students need to get decent jobs and how schools can change to teach those skills. Richard Murnane and Frank Levy begin by describing the hiring processes of best practice firms like Northwestern Mutual Life and Honda of America. In today's competitive economy, these firms search for applicants with the New Basic Skills - the mix of hard and soft skills that all high-wage employers now require. Murnane and Levy then shift their analysis to schools, asking how they can more effectively teach these New Basic Skills. By using case studies the authors show that popular school reform proposals - higher standards, school choice, national standards, charter schools, more money - can only be the first half of a solution to the nation's school problem. When they work as advertised, they force a school to change the way it does business. But each of these reforms needs a second half, a strategy for guiding schools toward the changes that raise student skills. The authors show how that strategy rests on five management principles that focus a school on student achievement. These principles grow out of the experiences of real schools doing the dirty work of educational reform: an elementary school in East Austin, Texas organizing low-income Hispanic parents around higher educational performance, an affluent New England community retraining its teachers, the state of Vermont devising new ways to measure the math skills employers require, a Boston high school creating incentives for low-income minority students to devote more time and attention to schoolwork
Northern schools and civil rights; the Racial imbalance act of Massachusetts by Frank Levy( Book )

5 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The logic of welfare reform by Frank Levy( Book )

2 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The economic future of the baby boom by Frank Levy( Book )

9 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Upstairs, downstairs : computer-skill complementarity and computer-labor substitution on two floors of a large bank by David H Autor( Book )

20 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We describe how a single technological innovation, the introduction of image processing of checks, led to distinctly different changes in the structure of jobs in two departments of a large bank overseen by one group of managers. In the downstairs deposit processing department, image processing led to the substitution of computers for high school educated labor in accomplishing core tasks and in greater specialization in the jobs that remained. In the upstairs exceptions processing department, image processing led to the integration of tasks, with an associated increase in the demand for particular skills. The case illustrates the interdependence of technological change and organizational change. It suggests that seeing the whole picture' and associated conceptual and problem-solving skills are made more valuable by information technologies. Finally, it underscores that the short-term consequences of technological changes may depend importantly on regulatory forces
Are lots of college graduates taking high school jobs? : a reconsideration of the evidence by John H Tyler( Book )

12 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Several recent published papers have asserted that a growing proportion of workers with college degrees are either unemployed or employed in jobs requiring only high school skills. Using data from the 1980 and 1990 Censuses of Population and Housing, we show that this assertion does not accurately reflect labor market trends for young (25-34 year old) male or female college graduates or for older (45-54 year old) female college graduates. For all these groups, real earnings increased during the 1980s and the percentage in 'high school jobs' declined. The assertion is valid only for older male college graduates. Young college graduates improved their labor market position during the 1980s by increasingly obtaining degrees in occupations which had high earnings at the beginning of the decade and which had the highest earnings growth over the decade
The harried staffer's guide to current welfare reform proposals by Frank Levy( Book )

2 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The growing importance of cognitive skills in wage determination by Richard J Murnane( Book )

13 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using data from two longitudinal surveys of American high school seniors, we show that basic cognitive skills had a larger impact on wages for 24-year-old men and women in 1986 than in 1978. For women, the increase in the return to cognitive skills between 1978 and 1986 accounts for all of the increase in the wage premium associated with post-secondary education. We also show that high school seniors' mastery of basic cognitive skills had a much smaller impact on wages two years after graduation than on wages six years after graduation
The skill content of recent technological change : an empirical exploration by David H Autor( Book )

14 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We apply an understanding of what computers do - the execution of procedural or rules-based logic - to study how computer technology alters job skill demands. We contend that computer capital (1) substitutes for a limited and well-defined set of human activities, those involving routine (repetitive) cognitive and manual tasks; and (2) complements activities involving non-routine problem solving and interactive tasks. Provided these tasks are imperfect substitutes, our model implies measurable changes in the task content of employment, which we explore using representative data on job task requirements over 1960-1998. Computerization is associated with declining relative industry demand for routine manual and cognitive tasks and increased relative demand for non-routine cognitive tasks. Shifts are evident within detailed industries, within detailed occupation, and within education groups within industries. Translating observed taskshifts into educational demands, the sum of within-industry and within-occupation task changes explains thirty to forty percent of the observed relative demand shift favoring college versus non-college labor during 1970 to 1998, with the largest impact felt after 1980. Changes in task content within nominally identical occupations explain more than half of the overall demand shift induced by computerization. Keywords: Technological Change, Inequality, Computerization, Labor Demand, Demand for Skill
Inequality and institutions in 20th century America by Frank Levy( )

12 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We provide a comprehensive view of widening income inequality in the United States contrasting conditions since 1980 with those in earlier postwar years. We argue that the income distribution in each period was strongly shaped by a set of economic institutions. The early postwar years were dominated by unions, a negotiating framework set in the Treaty of Detroit, progressive taxes, and a high minimum wage -- all parts of a general government effort to broadly distribute the gains from growth. More recent years have been characterized by reversals in all these dimensions in an institutional pattern known as the Washington Consensus. Other explanations for income disparities including skill-biased technical change and international trade are seen as factors operating within this broader institutional story
Declining American incomes and living standards : seminar( Book )

4 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The income dynamics of the poor : project report by Frank Levy( Book )

3 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report contains eight papers which summarize a two-year research project that examined the income dynamics of poor families. The empirical work is based upon the National Longitudinal Surveys of the Michigan Survey Research Center, a special sample of 3,000 Aid to Families with Dependent Children (afdc) families conducted by the authors, the 1967 Survey of Economic Opportunity, and the Census Employment Survey. The areas of investigation include the extent to which people move in and out of poverty and the welfare system over time and the relationship between public service jobs and the poverty population. The project examines the characteristics of families which stay in poverty over long periods of time and looks at the factors associated with family transition from dependence on welfare. How transfer policies affect household behavior, the best procedure for evaluating poverty, and the effect of manpower policies on the welfare of disadvantaged households are also covered in the report. (Author/RM)
Economic status across generations : prospects for the future by Frank Levy( Book )

4 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An expanded public service employment program : some supply and demand considerations by Frank Levy( Book )

2 editions published between 1971 and 1975 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The new dollars and dreams : American incomes in the late 1990's by Frank Levy( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The new division of labor : how computers are creating the next job market
Alternative Names
Levy, F. 1941-

Levy, Frank S.

Levy, Frank S. 1941-

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The economic future of American families : income and wealth trendsThe new dollars and dreams : American incomes and economic changeTeaching the new basic skills : principles for educating children to thrive in a changing economyThe new dollars and dreams : American incomes in the late 1990's