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W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research

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Works: 389 works in 655 publications in 1 language and 27,605 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Case studies  Periodicals 
Roles: Publisher, Editor, Other
Classifications: HD5724, 331.0973
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Work and the quality of life; resource papers for Work in America by James O'Toole( Book )

3 editions published between 1974 and 1976 in English and held by 851 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A sequel to Work in America, the volume of resource papers provides additional data on issues concerning the relationships of work to health, education, and welfare. The report is a planning document which focuses on how the institution of work can be changed to improve the quality of life, to contribute to a more just society, and to strengthen public and private institutions. It is a holistic and humanistic approach which goes beyond job satisfaction. Sixteen leading researchers contribute their findings and perceptions to six main sections dealing with dissatisfaction in the work force, the problems of various demographic groups of workers, the relation between work and health, job redesign and enrichment, the relationship between education and work, and Federal strategies relating to work and welfare. Evidence of increasing numbers of American workers of diverse backgrounds becoming dissatisfied with the quality of their working lives points to the need for more options in job design, more flexible working arrangements, and freer access to and information about jobs. More understanding is needed of the relationship between work and education, without contorting the function of education so that it serves only marketing ends. (Ea)
Labor-management cooperation : the American experience by Irving H Siegel( Book )

2 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book examines the wide range of opportunities, the attendant problems, and the potential benefits of labor-management cooperation. Cooperative arrangements are considered at different economic levels, and 65 cases are discussed. The first of 10 chapters sets up a conceptual framework for the review of American experience in cooperation. Chapter 2 deals with national committees and commissions set up during and since World War I, with labor, business, and public representatives, to advise the president and Congress on major policy issues. In chapter 3 the focus is on industry-level joint labor-management committees for five industries--steel, construction, retail food, railroads, and men's clothing. Chapter 4 describes 6 of 28 functioning community-wide labor-management committees. Chapters 5-8 concern cooperation at the company/intracompany level, including an historical perspective, joint programs aimed at improvement of company performance, programs oriented primarily toward employee welfare, and incentive programs (monetary and monetary supplements). In chapter 9 labor-management cooperation in public agencies (government) is examined. Chapter 10 looks to the future of labor-management cooperation. Appendixes include 28 documents relating to labor-management cooperation and a directory of major organizations assisting labor-management cooperative programs. (Ylb)
Illegal aliens : their employment and employers by Barry R Chiswick( Book )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plant closings and economic dislocation by Jeanne P Gordus( Book )

4 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dimensions of manpower policy; programs & research by Sar A Levitan( Book )

8 editions published between 1966 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The job hunt : job-seeking behavior of unemployed workers in a local economy by W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research( Book )

9 editions published between 1965 and 1966 in English and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The purpose of this study was to examine the role of social-psychological factors in the job-seeking experiences of unemployed workers. A sample of more than 450 blue collar workers and nearly 80 white collar workers selected from the files of the state employment service of erie, pennsylvania, was interviewed. Once employed, 62 percent of the male and 20 percent of the female blue collar workers started to look for a new job within one week. Workers expecting a call-back were less likely to seek a job than those not expecting to be called back to work. Friends, relatives, and other workers were the major source of job-leads, with direct company application second. Unemployed female white collar workers, started their job hunt sooner than female blue collar workers, and relied more frequently on private employment agencies. While a healthy economy is obviously the basic condition for the success of the job-seeker, and he must have the proper skills and education, his behavior is heavily influenced by his achievement motivation, his achievement values, and his job-interview anxiety. Workers who used the "wide ranging" approach in selecting companies at which to apply, and who tried to get jobs "really different" from their usual area, were more successful in finding employment. This document is available for $7.95 from the johns hopkins press, baltimore, maryland 21218. (wm)
The economics of natural and unnatural disasters by W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research( Book )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Only recently have economists understood natural and unnatural disasters as economic phenomena to be formally analyzed. Given the magnitude of many recent disasters, their impact on local, regional, and national economies, and the coverage of their consequences in the popular press, it is puzzling that the attention of economists was for so long largely diverted from analysis of these events. This book presents a noted group of contributors who stand at the forefront of this increasingly important subdiscipline of economics the economics of disasters. The chapters they contribute cover a wide variety of events and delve into the human and economic impacts disasters impose on nations around the world. Several themes dominant in this literature are discussed. These include the ability of potential disaster victims to accurately assess the risks they face, the role of incentives in ensuring that mitigation efforts are undertaken, the adequacy of our evaluation of the impact of disasters on economies, and discussion of the effectiveness of current government policies toward disaster prevention and relief. These will in all likelihood continue to be topics of discussion in the future as well
Passing the torch : the influence of economic incentives on work and retirement by Joseph F Quinn( Book )

4 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lingering crisis of youth unemployment by Arvil V Adams( Book )

3 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The study is based on an analysis of recent trends in youth unemployment from published sources and on additional analysis of a national sample of young men and young women 16 to 18 years of age who were followed longitudinally over a seven year period in the late 1960s and early 1970s. The book establishes the dimensions of youth unemployment and its underlying causes and consequences, determines the priorities that should be attached to the problem, and suggests policies that would lead toward its solution. Individual articles focus upon: (1) the nature of youth unemployment; (2) postwar trends in youth employment; (3) youth unemployment in the mid 1970s; (4) the effects of a changing economy upon youth unemployment; (5) the transition from school to work; (6) the relationship between early work experience and future employability; and (7) a reassessment of youth unemployment. Among the most significant findings of the study are: (1) joblessness among out of school teenage youth carries with it a "hangover effect." That is, those who have unfavorable early labor market experiences are less likely than others to have favorable subsequent experiences; and (2) education and training have a significant positive effect upon the employment and earnings of youth by race and sex. (Author/AM)
Manpower tomorrow: prospects and priorities; report by Irving Herbert Siegel( Book )

9 editions published between 1966 and 1967 in English and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Work sharing : issues, policy options, and prospects by Fred Best( Book )

4 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This monograph reviews the history and current relevance of work sharing and assesses the issues, policy options, job creation potential, and likely social and economic impacts related to the concept. Chapter 1 overviews work sharing in the past and work sharing as an alternative to the problem of unemployment in the future. Chapter 2 reviews issues of work sharing. These considerations are consolidated into the categories of impacts on productivity and price stability, job creation and preservation, level of participation and aggregate employment impact, social equity and targetability, flexibility of implementation and termination, administrative costs and regulatory effectiveness, and secondary social concerns. Chapter 3 focuses on seventeen public policies designed to redistribute existing and prospective employment opportunities through work sharing. They are grouped into four major categories: (1) subsidized worktime reductions (6 policy options), (2) limitation of worktime (5 options), (3) long term time-income trade-offs (4 options), and (4) voluntary time-income trade-off options for individuals (2 options). Chapter 4 compares work sharing options and then compares the most promising with other approaches to combatting unemployment. (Ylb)
The conflict between equilibrium and disequilibrium theories : the case of the U.S. labor market by Richard E Quandt( Book )

4 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Political economy of public service employment by Harold L Sheppard( Book )

4 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A future of good jobs? : America's challenge in the global economy by W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research( Book )

7 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The outgrowth of a conference sponsored by the Upjohn Institute in Washington, D.C., in June 2007
How new is the "new employment contract"? : evidence from North American pay practices( Book )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Topics covered include theories and changes of labour markets, wage structures, job characteristics, skills and wages, pay flexibility
Bargaining for competitiveness : law, research, and case studies( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Washington Reemployment Bonus experiment : final report by Robert G Spiegelman( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When is transition over?( Book )

6 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Program applicants as a comparison group in evaluating training programs : theory and a test by Stephen H Bell( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Labor exchange policy in the United States( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The economics of natural and unnatural disasters
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A future of good jobs? : America's challenge in the global economyHow new is the "new employment contract"? : evidence from North American pay practicesBargaining for competitiveness : law, research, and case studiesWhen is transition over?Labor exchange policy in the United States