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Hamermesh, Daniel S.

Works: 248 works in 1,309 publications in 3 languages and 13,547 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: HF5386, 650.1
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Most widely held works about Daniel S Hamermesh
Most widely held works by Daniel S Hamermesh
Beauty pays : why attractive people are more successful by Daniel S Hamermesh( Book )

14 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 966 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Most of us know there is a payoff to looking good, and in the quest for beauty we spend countless hours and billions of dollars on personal grooming, cosmetics, and plastic surgery. But how much better off are the better looking? Based on the evidence, quite a lot. The first book to seriously measure the advantages of beauty, this work demonstrates how society favors the beautiful and how better-looking people experience startling but undeniable benefits in all aspects of life. The author, an economist, shows that the attractive are more likely to be employed, work more productively and profitably, receive more substantial pay, obtain loan approvals, negotiate loans with better terms, and have more handsome and highly educated spouses. He explains why this happens and what it means for the beautiful and the not-so-beautiful among us. Exploring whether a universal beauty standard exists, he illustrates how attractive workers make more money, how these amounts differ by gender, and how looks are valued differently based on profession. The author wonders whether extra pay for good-looking people represents discrimination, and, if so, who is discriminating. He investigates the commodification of beauty in dating and how this influences the search for intelligent or high-earning mates, and even considers whether government programs should aid the ugly. Also discussed is whether the economic benefits of beauty will persist into the foreseeable future and what the "looks-challenged" can do to overcome their disadvantage. Reflecting on a sensitive issue that touches everyone, this book proves that beauty's rewards are anything but superficial
Labor demand by Daniel S Hamermesh( Book )

62 editions published between 1990 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 822 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this broad-ranging book, Daniel Hamermesh provides the first comprehensive picture of the disparate field of labor demand. The author reviews both the static and dynamic theories of labor demand, and provides evaluative summaries of the available empirical research in these two subject areas. Moreover, he uses both theory and evidence to establish a generalized framework for analyzing the impact of policies such as minimum wages, payroll taxes, job-security measures, unemployment insurance, and others. Covering every aspect of labor demand, this book uses material from a wide range of countries. Hamermesh also includes chapters on flows of employment through job creation and destruction in new and existing plants, the implications of labor demand for macroeconomics and the distribution of earnings, and the effects of heterogeneous labor for labor-market behavior in developing countries. For all labor economists, for graduate students specializing in the field of labor economics, for macroeconomists interested in public policy, and for public policy analysts interested in employment and pay, Labor Demand will be essential reading
The economics of work and pay by Daniel S Hamermesh( Book )

39 editions published between 1966 and 1998 in English and held by 798 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Providing a grounding in the concepts of labour markets, this work features extensive coverage of worker-employer relationships, offering some long-range findings with distinct applications for the future, and an increased focus on the international labour
Jobless pay and the economy by Daniel S Hamermesh( Book )

11 editions published between 1977 and 1988 in English and held by 665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Help or hindrance? : the economic implications of immigration for African Americans( Book )

6 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 622 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Labor in the public and nonprofit sectors by Daniel S Hamermesh( Book )

21 editions published between 1975 and 2015 in English and held by 599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Originally presented at a Conference on Labor in Nonprofit Industry and Government held at Princeton University, the studies are the first to provide an economic discussion of the public sector labor market. Melvin Reder examines the effect of the absence of the profit motive on employment and wage determination in the public sector. Orley Ashenfelter and Ronald Ehrenberg estimate the elasticities of demand for various types of labor employed by State and local governments. Theoretical ideas about behavior in nonprofit industries are employed by Richard Freeman to study the higher education industry. John Burton and Charles Krider try to predict the incidence of strikes in the public sector, while Donald Frey presents a model of the behavior of school boards in hiring faculty. The magnitude of the extra wage received by unionized public employees is compared by Daniel Hamermesh to that of private unionized workers in the same occupation. (Author)
Economic aspects of manpower training programs: theory and policy by Daniel S Hamermesh( Book )

11 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Economics is everywhere by Daniel S Hamermesh( Book )

17 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and Chinese and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

... 400 vignettes inspired by everyday events ... helps students to apply what they are learning in their introductory microeconomics courses ... - back cover
Unemployment insurance : global evidence of its effects on unemployment by B.C.) Fraser Institute (Vancouver( Book )

9 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Workdays, workhours, and work schedules : evidence for the United States and Germany by Daniel S Hamermesh( Book )

9 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The economics of time use by Daniel S Hamermesh( Book )

20 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unemployment insurance and the older American by Daniel S Hamermesh( Book )

5 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dynamic labor demand and adjustment costs( Book )

10 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beauty, productivity and discrimination : lawyers' looks and lucre by Jeff Biddle( Book )

44 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in English and German and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using CPS data from 1979-2009 we examine how cyclical downturns and industry-specific demand shocks affect wage differentials between white non-Hispanic males and women, Hispanics and African-Americans. Women's and Hispanics' relative earnings are harmed by negative shocks, while the earnings disadvantage of African-Americans may drop with negative shocks. Negative shocks also appear to increase the earnings disadvantage of bad-looking workers. A theory of job search suggests two opposite-signed mechanisms that affect these wage differentials. It suggests greater absolute effects among job-movers, which is verified using the longitudinal component of the CPS -- National Bureau of Economic Research web site
Labor demand and the source of adjustment costs by Daniel S Hamermesh( Book )

19 editions published between 1988 and 1995 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study examines the nature of the costs that firms face in adjusting labor demand in response to shocks induced by changes in output demand and prices. Empirical work on monthly plant-level time-series data shows that adjustment proceeds in jumps. Employment is unchanged in response to small demand shocks, but moves instantaneously to a new long-run equilibrium if the shocks are large. Results in the large literature that assumes smooth adjustment are due to aggregation of this inherently nonlinear relation over subunits experiencing different shocks. The finding has implications for cyclical changes in productivity and for examining the effects of policies such as severance pay, layoff and plant-closing restrictions, and mandatory listing of job vacancies, all of which change the cost of adjusting employment
Tools or toys? : the impact of high technology on scholarly productivity by Daniel S Hamermesh( Book )

12 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Toys. The impact of computers on productivity has been examined directly on macro data and indirectly (on wages) using microeconomic data. This study examines the direct impact on the productivity of scholarship by considering how high technology might alter patterns of coauthoring of articles in economics and their influence. Using all coauthored articles in three major economics journals from 1970-79 and 1992-96, we find: 1) Sharp growth in the percentage of distant coauthorships (those between authors who were not in the same metropolitan areas in the four years prior to publication), as the theory predicts. Contrary to the theory: 2) Lower productivity (in terms of subsequent citations) of distant than close-coauthored papers; and 3) No decline in their relative disadvantage between the 1970s and 1990s. These findings are reconciled by the argument that high-technology functions as a consumption rather than an investment good. As such, it can be welfare-increasing without increasing productivity
Who works when? : evidence from the U.S. and Germany by Daniel S Hamermesh( Book )

17 editions published in 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study uses data for the U.S. from the May 1991 CPS and for Germany from the 1990 wave of the Socioeconomic Panel (GSOEP) to analyze when people work during the day and week. The evidence shows: 1) Work in the evenings or at night is quite common in both countries, with around 7 percent of workers on the job even at 3AM; 2) Such work is performed mostly by people who are not shift workers; 3) Work at these times is inferior, in that it is performed disproportionately by people with little human capital; 4) Minority workers in the U.S. and the foreign-born in Germany are especially likely to work at these undesirable times; 5) Evening and night work is least likely in large metropolitan areas; 6) Spouses tend to work at the same time of the day; but 7) Young children break down the joint timing of spouses' work, with the burden of evening and night work falling disproportionately on working mothers. The findings demonstrate the gains to basing the analysis of work and leisure on data describing instantaneous time use
Changing inequality in markets for workplace amenities by Daniel S Hamermesh( Book )

12 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We know that earnings inequality has increased sharply in the United States since the late 1970s, but there has been no evidence on the changing inequality of nonmonetary aspects of work nor on how any such changes are related to changes in earnings. I begin by studying patterns of interindustry differences in occupational injuries during 1979-95, breaking the total burden of injuries into its components, risk of injury and injury duration. In those industries where earnings rose relatively, we observed a relative drop in injury rates and in the total burden of injuries. Obversely, during the 1960s interindustry wage differentials narrowed, a decline that was associated with an increase in the relative risk of injury in high-wage industries. Evidence for large sectors of Dutch industry from 1974-92 suggests that injury rates there fell most in sectors where wages grew most rapidly. Examination of another workplace disamenity, working evenings or nights, shows analogous results for the period 1973-91: This disamenity was increasingly borne by low-wage male workers. Changes in earnings inequality thus have understated absolute changes in inequality in the returns to work. All the outcomes are readily explicable as income effects of exogenous shocks to the distribution of full earnings in the presence of skill-neutral changes in the cost of reducing workplace disamenities. Under reasonable assumptions we can infer from the estimates that the demand for the amenities, workplace safety and desirable work times, is highly income-elastic
Beauty and the labour market by Daniel S Hamermesh( Book )

15 editions published between 1981 and 1993 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We develop a theory of sorting across occupations based on looks and derive its implications for testing for the source of earnings differentials related to looks. These differentials are examined using the 1977 Quality of Employment, the 1971 Quality of American Life, and the 1981 Canadian Quality of Life surveys, all of which contain interviewers' ratings of the respondents' physical appearance. Holding constant demographic and labor-market characteristics, plain people earn less than people of average looks, who earn less than the good-looking. The penalty for plainness is 5 to 10 percent, slightly larger than the premium for beauty. The effects are slightly larger for men than women; but unattractive women are less likely than others to participate in the labor force and are more likely to be married to men with unexpectedly low human capital. Better-looking people sort into occupations where beauty is likely to be more productive; but the impact of individuals' looks on their earnings is mostly independent of occupation
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Beauty pays : why attractive people are more successful
Alternative Names
Daniel S. Hamermesh American economist

Daniel S. Hamermesh Amerikaans econoom

Daniel S. Hamermesh amerikansk ekonom

Daniel S. Hamermesh amerikansk økonom

Daniel S. Hamermesh US-amerikanischer Wirtschaftswissenschaftler

Hamermesh, D. S.

Hamermesh, D. S. 1943-

Hamermesh, Daniel 1943-

Hamermesh, Daniel S. 1943-

Hamermesh, Daniel S. (Daniel Selim), 1943-

Hamermesh, Daniel Selim 1943-

Hamermesh, David S. 1943-

해머메시, 대니얼 S

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Labor demandThe economics of work and payHelp or hindrance? : the economic implications of immigration for African AmericansEconomics is everywhereThe economics of time use