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W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research

Works: 416 works in 704 publications in 1 language and 28,203 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Case studies  Periodicals  Abstracts 
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Classifications: HD5724, 331.0973
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When is transition over?( )

7 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 2,045 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bargaining for competitiveness : law, research, and case studies by Richard N Block( )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,887 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is an analysis of the relationship among collective bargaining (CB), firm competitiveness, and employment protection/creation in the United States (U.S.). Comparisons are also made between the U.S. situation and that in Europe. "Collective Bargaining in Context" (Richard N. Block, Peter Berg) places the US system of industrial relations in an international context. A literature review appears in the next two chapters. They are "Competitiveness and Employment Protection and Creation" (Richard N. Block), which examines the legal framework for CB, competitiveness, and employment, and "The Impact of Collective Bargaining on Competitiveness and Employment" (Dale Belman, Richard N. Block), which reviews the economics and industrial relations research on CB, competitiveness, and employment. "Case Study Methodology" (Richard N. Block) addresses the methodology used in the four case studies presented in these next four chapters: "Basic Aluminum: Alcoa-Rockdale, Texas, and United Steelworkers of America Local 4895" (Richard N. Block); "Auto Assembly: General Motors--Lansing, Michigan, and United Automobile Workers Local 652" (Richard N. Block, Peter Berg); "Automobile Parts: Lear Corporation--Elsie, Michigan, Division and United Automobile Workers Local 1660" (Michael L. Moore, Richard N. Block); and "Health Care: Sparrow Health System, Lansing, Michigan, and Professional Employees Council of Sparrow Hospital/Michigan Nurses Association" (Michael J. Polzin, Peter Berg). Each chapter contains some or all of these components: business description; facility/site history; history and background of CB; competitive pressures; CB, competitiveness, and employment protection/creation; and conclusions. "Overview and Conclusions" (Richard N. Block) states that, overall, the work demonstrates that CB, job protection/creation, and firm competitiveness are compatible in the U.S.; employees can enjoy the rights and protections inherent in collective bargaining; and shareholders and other firm stakeholders can prosper. (YLB)
Labor exchange policy in the United States by David E Balducchi( )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,788 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How new is the "new employment contract"? : evidence from North American pay practices by David I Levine( )

5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 1,700 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Topics covered include theories and changes of labour markets, wage structures, job characteristics, skills and wages, pay flexibility
The economics of natural and unnatural disasters by W. E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research( )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,551 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
A future of good jobs? : America's challenge in the global economy by W. E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research( )

8 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The outgrowth of a conference sponsored by the Upjohn Institute in Washington, D.C., in June 2007
Program applicants as a comparison group in evaluating training programs : theory and a test by Stephen H Bell( )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 1,366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This monograph critiques the many nonexperimental impact estimation approaches that have been based on external comparison groups. It proposes an approach to evaluating employment and training (e & t) programs that calls for using the group of individuals who apply to a program but then choose not to participate in that program as an "internal" comparison group. The following are among the topics are discussed: methods used to evaluate e & t programs in the past; the case for applicant-based comparison groups (desired qualities in a nonexperimental estimation technique, potential nonparticipant comparison groups, the history of applicant-based comparison groups, and the regression discontinuity model for screen-out-based impact analysis); estimating program effects in the Aid to Families with Dependent Children Homemaker-Home Health Aide Demonstrations; testing alternative estimates for selection bias (classical and Bayesian approaches to model validation); and summary and recommendations (the rationale for applicant-based comparison groups, empirical estimates using alternative applicant-based comparison groups, and specifying validation tests). Appended is information about the following: construction of grouped data, regression procedures, tests for proven bias in nonexperimental impact estimates in the study of voluntary versus mandatory programs, and upper and lower bounds on the risk function. Contains 24 tables/figures and 141 references. (Mn)
Work and the quality of life; resource papers for Work in America by James O'Toole( Book )

4 editions published between 1974 and 1976 in English and held by 812 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)
Disasters in the United States : frequency, costs, and compensation by Vera Brusentsev( )

5 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 617 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The authors examine examine the increasing frequency of disasters in the United States along with their costs, compensation, mitigation strategies, and where different types are likely to occur
Illegal aliens : their employment and employers by Barry R Chiswick( Book )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study examined various characteristics of the employment of illegal aliens, including wages, job training, job mobility, workplace conditions, and employer characteristics. The study was largely based on data transcribed from a sample of Immigration and Naturalization Service apprehension reports on illegal aliens in the Chicago (Illinois) metropolitan area and an extensive interview of businesses in the Chicago metropolitan area (half of which were identified by illegal aliens, with the other half being randomly selected). Data on the labor market behavior of nearly 300 male illegal aliens apprehended in the Chicago metropolitan area indicated that the average alien was 30.6 years old, had been in the United States an average of 3.4 years, and received $4.52 per hour (in 1983) as opposed to $4.42 received by Mexican nationals and $4.73 received by other nationals. Only 16 percent (mostly in restaurant and service jobs) reported wages below the federal minimum level. Businesses employing illegal aliens were more likely to exhibit seasonal employment patterns and provided significantly less on-the-job training than did their counterparts that did not employ illegal aliens. The illegal aliens studied tended to exhibit considerable job mobility, with Mexican illegal aliens exhibiting stronger ethnic enclave patterns of employment than did the other ethnic groups. (Twenty-five tables are included.) (MN)
Labor-management cooperation : the American experience by Irving H Siegel( Book )

2 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 571 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)
Plant closings and economic dislocation by Jeanne P Gordus( Book )

4 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Case studies of 27 plant shutdowns during the past two decades are summarized and analyzed. The organization of this research summary follows the plant-closing event in a chronological fashion. In the first section is considered the state of plant-closing research and the concerns and options of the groups involved in a shutdown. A second chapter views the management decision in a series of economic contexts: international, national, and local. Next, the immediate and intermediate responses of management, the union or unions, and the community are considered, together with some related material about recent state and federal legislative initiatives and a brief outline of how European countries respond to economic dislocation. The second half of the volume (chapters 4-6) is concerned with the experiences of the displaced workers, their job search behaviors and subsequent labor market experiences, their participation in programs designed to facilitate reemployment and the outcomes of those programs, and the effects of job loss on mental health. A concluding section reflects upon the aims and objectives set out earlier and proposes concrete research projects as well as a general research agenda. It also summarizes the research findings and outlines the implications for policy and practice. (Ylb)
The job hunt : job-seeking behavior of unemployed workers in a local economy by W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research( Book )

8 editions published between 1965 and 1966 in English and held by 472 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)
Dimensions of manpower policy; programs & research by Sar A Levitan( Book )

7 editions published between 1966 and 1987 in English and held by 462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Passing the torch : the influence of economic incentives on work and retirement by Joseph F Quinn( Book )

5 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

6 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 391 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 lingering crisis of youth unemployment by Arvil V Adams( Book )

4 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 388 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)
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 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This monograph estimates both disequilibrium and equilibrium models of the U.S. labor market and compares the results and their implications for policy. Because a great deal of work in the U.S. labor market has followed the equilibrium paradigm, this essay devotes a disproportionate amount of time to discussing the problems that arise in formulating and estimating a disequilibrium model. Chapter 1 is an introduction that addresses the policy and methodological issues. Chapter 2 discusses equilibrium and disequilibrium approaches to labor market analysis, with special focus on policy implications. An estimable disequilibrium model of the labor market is specified in Chapter 3, and in Chapter 4 the data are discussed, the estimation procedure is outlined, and results are presented. Chapter 5 specifies and estimates an equilibrium model of the labor market and discusses its implications. Chapter 6 concludes with comparisons between the disequilibrium and equilibrium results and some suggestions for future research. An appendix containing the data and a list of references are included. (Ylb)
The Washington Reemployment Bonus experiment : final report by Robert G Spiegelman( )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Manpower tomorrow: prospects and priorities; report by Irving Herbert Siegel( Book )

9 editions published between 1966 and 1967 in English and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Bargaining for competitiveness : law, research, and case studies
Bargaining for competitiveness : law, research, and case studiesLabor exchange policy in the United StatesHow new is the "new employment contract"? : evidence from North American pay practicesThe economics of natural and unnatural disastersA future of good jobs? : America's challenge in the global economy
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