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Briggs, Vernon M.

Overview
Works: 72 works in 200 publications in 2 languages and 6,947 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Speaker, Editor, Redactor
Classifications: HD4901, 331
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Most widely held works about Vernon M Briggs
 
Most widely held works by Vernon M Briggs
Mass immigration and the national interest by Vernon M Briggs( Book )

20 editions published between 1992 and 2003 in English and held by 1,181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

U.S. immigration policy has stimulated the largest inflow of immigrants in the 1980s and 1990s of any time in the history of the United States. In this comprehensive analysis of mass immigration, the author shows how the policy was designed essentially by political considerations. Policy neglected immigration's economic impact at a time when the country was entering a fundamental economic adjustment. The United States does not face a labor shortage per se, but a shortage
The Chicano worker by Vernon M Briggs( Book )

10 editions published between 1977 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 795 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 4.7 million Chicanos in the Southwest in 1970 contributed significantly to the local labor supply; yet, they had substantially smaller incomes and greater unemployment than area Anglos. Although Chicanos have moved steadily from unskilled to skilled labor occupations and have entered white collar occupations, they continue to be employed in the traditional areas of domestic service, construction, food processing, railroad and farm work, which are characterized by squalid conditions, poverty, and limited chances for advancement. The process by which Chicanos come to hold inferior jobs can best be explained by the "queueing" theory of worker allocation in which they are at a distinct disadvantage due to general educational disadvantagement, the historical situation of Mexican immigrants, racial discrimination, and cultural differences. The employment and income differences between Chicanos and Anglos are reinforced by the elastic supply of minimum wage labor from Mexico. In addition, earning differences result when Chicanos hold lower paying jobs in broad occupational categories or the same job in different firms. Tight border policy, decline in discrimination, and better education would greatly help the Chicano labor force, as would research regarding cultural barriers to better employment. (Sb)
The Negro and apprenticeship by F. Ray Marshall( Book )

7 editions published in 1967 in English and Undetermined and held by 773 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chicanos and rural poverty by Vernon M Briggs( Book )

9 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 642 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Immigration policy and the American labor force by Vernon M Briggs( Book )

7 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 614 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Labor economics; wages, employment, and trade unionism by F. Ray Marshall( Book )

22 editions published between 1980 and 1987 in English and Spanish and held by 530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Still an open door? : U.S. immigration policy and the American economy by Vernon M Briggs( Book )

6 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Do immigrants help or hurt the U.S. economically? Will large numbers of immigrants enhance our economic well-being or will they take jobs from American workers and lower our standard of living? Vernon Briggs warns that today's immigrants have an adverse effect on our economy. Stephen Moore argues that immigrants have always been, and will continue to be, good for the U.S. economy
Equal apprenticeship opportunities; the nature of the issue and the New York experience by F. Ray Marshall( Book )

3 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The main issues in this study are the paucity of black apprentices and the transferability of success achieved in New York by the Workers Defense League (wdl) to other places. The paper: (1) outlines the general nature of apprenticeship in the United States; (2) discusses the reason for the low participation of the blacks in these programs in the past; (3) analyzes in detail the New York experience; and (4) offers some conclusions concerning a model permanent program to get more blacks into apprenticeship programs. Lack of preparation, qualifications, and awareness of the program, discrimination, and segregation were among the leading factors of paucity of black apprentices. The analysis of the New York experience emphasized that the fundamental solutions to black employment patterns will require policies which cause basic changes in those attitudes and procedures which have caused minority groups to be barred from many employment opportunities. A conclusion was also reached that it was possible to transfer the wdl experience to other places. (Pt)
Labor economics : theory, institutions, and public policy by F. Ray Marshall( Book )

6 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Human resource economics and public policy : essays in honor of Vernon M. Briggs Jr. by Vernon M Briggs( Book )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The emergency jobs program of 1983 : its implementation by the Tennessee Valley Authority by Vernon M Briggs( Book )

3 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In March 1983, the Tennessee Valley Authority (tva) received $4 million in Federal funds to establish an emergency jobs program as authorized under the Emergency Jobs Act of 1983. Within 90 days, tva found employment for 493 persons, and, by the end of June 1984, 1,183 persons had been employed by tva. Of those employed, 14.9 percent were minorities and 10.2 percent were women. Although the program had originally been intended to give preference to individuals who had exhausted their eligibility for unemployment compensation, it was eventually decided to give the same priority to those persons who were receiving extended unemployment benefits as to those who had exhausted their benefits. Sixty-three percent of those directly hired by tva were former employees. This policy provided a productivity bonus since those persons had already been trained and were aware of TVA's work and safety rules. Because of the program's emphasis on construction projects and TVA's labor relations policy giving hiring preference to unemployed union members, 89 percent of those persons hired by tva were union members. The creation of a "sublaborer" job classification and an associated special wage rate enabled more experienced persons to be hired than would have normally been the case. (Mn)
Public service employment in the rural south by Vernon M Briggs( Book )

4 editions published between 1981 and 1984 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Immigration : issues & policies( Book )

2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Youth employment programs in the Southwest : three case studies by Vernon M Briggs( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Negro participation in apprenticeship programs; a report to the Office of Manpower Policy, Evaluation, and Research, Manpower Administration, U.S. Dept. of Labor by F. Ray Marshall( Book )

4 editions published between 1966 and 1968 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The population and labor force of New York, 1990-2050 by Leon F Bouvier( Book )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Guestworker programs : lessons from the past and warnings for the future by Vernon M Briggs( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the origin and history of guestworker policy in the U.S., permitting low-skilled foreign nationals to work in the same labor market as U.S. citizens and permanent resident aliens. Recommends strongly against using guestworker programs of any kind, stating that they condone past illegal conduct and encourage more illegal immigration
Illegal immigration and the American labor force : the use of "soft" data for analysis / by Vernon M. Briggs, Jr by Vernon M Briggs( Book )

3 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Foreign labor programs as an alternative to illegal immigration into the United States : a dissenting view by Vernon M Briggs( Book )

3 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Mass immigration and the national interest
Alternative Names
Briggs, Vernon M.

Briggs, Vernon Mason

Briggs, Vernon Mason, 1937-

Languages
English (119)

Spanish (5)

Covers
Still an open door? : U.S. immigration policy and the American economyHuman resource economics and public policy : essays in honor of Vernon M. Briggs Jr.