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Freeman, Richard B. (Richard Barry) 1943-

Works: 350 works in 2,104 publications in 6 languages and 49,742 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Commentator, Other, Honoree
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Most widely held works about Richard B Freeman
Most widely held works by Richard B Freeman
The Youth labor market problem : its nature, causes, and consequences by Richard B Freeman( )

21 editions published between 1982 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume brings together a massive body of much-needed research information on a problem of crucial importance to labor economists, policy makers, and society in general: unemployment among the young. The thirteen studies detail the ambiguity and inadequacy of our present standard statistics as applied to youth employment, point out the error in many commonly accepted views, and show that many critically important aspects of this problem are not adequately understood. These studies also supply a significant amount of raw data, furnish a platform for further research and theoretical work in
The Black youth employment crisis by Richard B Freeman( )

16 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in English and held by 2,135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In recent years, the earnings of young blacks have risen substantially relative to those of young whites, but their rates of joblessness have also risen to crisis levels. The papers in this volume, drawing on the results of a groundbreaking survey conducted by the National Bureau of Economic Research, analyze the history, causes, and features of this crisis. The findings they report and conclusions they reach revise accepted explanations of black youth unemployment. The contributors identify primary determinants on both the demand and supply sides of the market and provide new information on i
Emerging labor market institutions for the twenty-first century by Richard B Freeman( )

20 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 2,134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emerging Labor Market Institutions for the Twenty-First Century ultimately tells a story of workers and institutions in flux, searching for ways to represent labor in the new century and its attendant new economies."--Jacket
When public sector workers unionize by Richard B Freeman( )

19 editions published between 1988 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,046 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the 1980s, public sector unionism has become the most vibrant component of the American labor movement. What does this new "look" of organized labor mean for the economy? Do labor-management relations in the public sector mirror patterns in the private, or do they introduce a novel paradigm onto the labor scene? What can the private sector learn from the success of collective bargaining in the public?. Contributors to When Public Sector Workers Unionize?which was developed from the NBER's program on labor studies?examine these and other questions using newly collected data on publ
Immigration and the work force : economic consequences for the United States and source areas by George J Borjas( )

16 editions published between 1992 and 2007 in English and held by 1,960 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since the 1970s, the striking increase in immigration to the United States has been accompanied by a marked change in the composition of the immigrant community, with a much higher percentage of foreign-born workers coming from Latin America and Asia and a dramatically lower percentage from Europe. This timely study is unique in presenting new data sets on the labor force, wage rates, and demographic conditions of both the U.S. and source-area economies through the 1980s. The contributors analyze the economic effects of immigration on the United States and selected source areas, with a focus on Puerto Rico and El Salvador. They examine the education and job performance of foreign-born workers; assimilation, fertility, and wage rates; and the impact of remittances by immigrants to family members on the overall gross domestic product of source areas. A revealing and original examination of a topic of growing importance, this book will stand as a guide for further research on immigration
The welfare state in transition : reforming the Swedish model by Richard B Freeman( )

17 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and held by 1,890 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the 1950s and 1960s Sweden won worldwide plaudits for its efforts to gain economic equality for its citizens by offering a more rational and humane form of capitalism than more market-driven economies. But by the 1990s something had gone drastically wrong - the economy had plunged, tarnishing Sweden's position as a role model for other countries. Once viewed as an attractive capitalist system, Sweden's economy is now in transition and in trouble. How serious are Sweden's economic troubles? Have critics exaggerated the nation's long-term economic problems or misinterpreted their causes? What reforms in the welfare state and its accompanying economic institutions might help restore Sweden's economic health? Ten American economists, working in tandem with Swedish economists, address these and other questions in this timely and forward-looking volume
What do unions do? by Richard B Freeman( Book )

32 editions published between 1984 and 1992 in 5 languages and held by 1,877 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Immigration, trade, and the labor market by John M Abowd( )

18 editions published between 1988 and 2007 in English and German and held by 1,854 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Summarizes the results of an NBER Project on Immigration, Trade, and Labor."--Title page verso
Differences and changes in wage structures by Richard B Freeman( )

18 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and held by 1,842 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the two decades since the 1970s, wages of skilled workers in the United States rose while those of unskilled workers fell; less-educated young men in particular suffered unprecedented losses in real earnings. These twelve original essays explore whether this trend is unique to the United States or is part of a general growth in inequality in advanced countries. Focusing on labor market institutions and the supply and demand forces that affect wages, the papers compare patterns of earnings inequality and pay differentials in the United States, Australia, Korea, Japan, Western Europe, and the changing economies of Eastern Europe. Cross-country studies examine issues such as managerial compensation, gender differences in earnings, and the relationship of pay to regional unemployment
Seeking a premier economy : the economic effects of British economic reforms, 1980-2000( )

16 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,840 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the 1980s and 1990s, successive United Kingdom governments enacted a series of reforms to establish a more market-oriented economy, closer to the American model and further away from its Western European competitors." "Seeking a Premier Economy focuses on the labor and product market reforms that have directly impacted productivity, employment, and income inequality. The comparative microeconomic approach of this book yields the most credible evaluation possible, focusing on closely associated outcomes of particular reforms for individuals, firms, and sectors."--BOOK JACKET
Small differences that matter : labor markets and income maintenance in Canada and the United States by David E Card( )

17 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in English and held by 1,833 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume, the first in a new series by the National Bureau of Economic Research that compares labor markets in different countries, examines social and labor market policies in Canada and the United States during the 1980s. It shows that subtle differences in unemployment compensation, unionization, immigration policies, and income maintenance programs have significantly affected economic outcomes in the two countries. For example:.-Canada's social safety net, more generous than the American one, produced markedly lower poverty rates in the 1980s.-Canada saw a smaller increase in earnings
Science and engineering careers in the United States : an analysis of markets and employment by Richard B Freeman( )

12 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,747 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beginning in the early 2000s, there was an upsurge of national concern over the state of the science and engineering job market that sparked a plethora of studies, commission reports, and a presidential initiative, all stressing the importance of maintaining American competitiveness in these fields. Science and Engineering Careers in the United States is the first major academic study to probe the issues that underlie these concerns. This volume provides new information on the economics of the postgraduate science and engineering job market, addressing su
Youth employment and joblessness in advanced countries by David G Blanchflower( )

16 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 1,713 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The economic status of young people has declined significantly over the past two decades, despite a variety of programs designed to aid new workers in the transition from the classroom to the job market. This ongoing problem has proved difficult to explain. Drawing on comparative data from Canada, Germany, France, Sweden, and the United Kingdom, these papers go beyond examining only employment and wages and explore the effects of family background, education and training, social expectations, and crime on youth employment. This volume brings together key studies, providing detailed analyses of
International differences in the business practices and productivity of firms( )

12 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In recent years, globalization and the expansion of information technologies have reshaped managerial practices, forcing multinational firms to adjust business practices to different environments and domestic companies to adjust to their foreign competitors. In International Differences in the Business Practices and Productivity of Firms, a distinguished group of contributors examines the phenomenon of widespread differences in managerial practices across firms, establishments within firms, and countries. This volume brings together eight studies that combine qualitative and quantitative insid
America works : the exceptional U.S. labor market by Richard B Freeman( )

12 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The U.S. labor market is the most laissez faire of any developed nation, with a weak social safety net and little government regulation compared to Europe or Japan. Some economists point to this hands-off approach as the source of America's low unemployment and high per-capita income. But the stagnant living standards and rising economic insecurity many Americans now face take some of the luster off the U.S. model. In America Works, economist Richard B. Freeman reveals how U.S. policies have created a labor market remarkable both for its dynamism and its disparities." "America Works takes readers on a tour of America's exceptional labor market, comparing the economic institutions and performance of the United States to the economies of Europe and other wealthy countries."--Jacket
Reforming the welfare state : recovery and beyond in Sweden by Richard B Freeman( )

18 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over the course of the twentieth century, Sweden carried out one of the most ambitious experiments by a capitalist market economy in developing a large and active welfare state. Sweden's generous social programs and the economic equality they fostered became an example for other countries to emulate. Of late, Sweden has also been much discussed as a model of how to deal with financial and economic crisis, due to the country's recovery from a banking crisis in the mid-1990s. At that time economists heatedly debated whether the welfare state caused Sweden's crisis and should be reforme
The overeducated American by Richard B Freeman( Book )

18 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 1,084 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What workers want by Richard B Freeman( Book )

18 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and Spanish and held by 984 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How would a typical American workplace be structured if the employees could design it? According to the authors of this volume, it would be an organization jointly run by employees and their supervisors, one where disputes between labour and management would be resolved through independent arbitration. Their text, based on an extensive workplace survey, provides an account of employees' attitudes about participation, representation and regulation at work
Labor economics by Richard B Freeman( Book )

27 editions published between 1964 and 1981 in 4 languages and held by 794 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Working under different rules by Richard B Freeman( Book )

14 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 779 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Original esays that assess the decline in the well-being of American workers--evidenced by spiraling income inequality and stagnant real earnings--and compares our employment and labor conditions with those of Western Europe, Canada, Japan, and Australia
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Seeking a premier economy : the economic effects of British economic reforms, 1980-2000
The Black youth employment crisisEmerging labor market institutions for the twenty-first centuryWhen public sector workers unionizeImmigration and the work force : economic consequences for the United States and source areasThe welfare state in transition : reforming the Swedish modelImmigration, trade, and the labor marketDifferences and changes in wage structuresSeeking a premier economy : the economic effects of British economic reforms, 1980-2000
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