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Freeman, Richard B. (Richard Barry) 1943-

Overview
Works: 335 works in 1,836 publications in 5 languages and 41,976 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Commentator, Other, Honoree, Contributor
Classifications: HD6508, 331.880973
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Richard B Freeman
What do unions do? by Richard B Freeman( Book )

27 editions published between 1984 and 1992 in 4 languages and held by 1,964 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The overeducated American by Richard B Freeman( Book )

16 editions published in 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What workers want by Richard B Freeman( Book )

15 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and Spanish and held by 995 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 1972 and 1981 in 4 languages and held by 824 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Youth labor market problem : its nature, causes, and consequences by Richard Freeman( Book )

16 editions published between 1982 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 737 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
Working under different rules( Book )

13 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 680 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
The Black youth employment crisis by Richard Freeman( Book )

15 editions published between 1986 and 2008 in English and held by 665 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
America works : the exceptional U.S. labor market by Richard B Freeman( Book )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 661 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" A Russell Sage Foundation centennial volume."
Emerging labor market institutions for the twenty-first century by Richard B Freeman( Book )

18 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 614 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
Generating jobs : how to increase demand for less-skilled workers by Richard B Freeman( Book )

11 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Topics covered include wage subsidies and public employment, changes in modes of pay, employment regulations
When public sector workers unionize by Richard Freeman( Book )

17 editions published between 1988 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 569 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, trade, and the labor market by John M Abowd( Book )

13 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in English and held by 507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Are immigrants squeezing Americans out of the work force? Or is competition wth foreign products imported by the United States an even greater danger to those employed in some industries? How do wages and unions fare in foreign-owned firms? And are the media's claims about the number of illegal immigrants misleading? Prompted by the growing internationalization of the U.S. labor market since the 1970s, contributors to Immigration, Trade, and the Labor Market provide an innovative and comprehensive analysis of the labor market impact of the international movements of people, goods, and capital
Immigration and the work force : economic consequences for the United States and source areas by George J Borjas( Book )

14 editions published between 1992 and 2007 in English and held by 503 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
Small differences that matter : labor markets and income maintenance in Canada and the United States by David E Card( Book )

14 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in English and held by 438 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
The welfare state in transition : reforming the Swedish model by Richard Freeman( Book )

17 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and held by 361 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
Differences and changes in wage structures by Richard Freeman( Book )

15 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing from this rich store of data, the contributors attribute changes in relative wages and unemployment among countries both to differences in labor market institutions and training and education systems, and to long-term shifts in supply and demand for skilled workers. These shifts are driven in part by skill-biased technological change and the growing internationalization of advanced industrial economies
Youth employment and joblessness in advanced countries by David G Blanchflower( Book )

14 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 342 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
Seeking a premier economy : the economic effects of British economic reforms, 1980-2000( Book )

10 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the 1980s and 1990s successive British governments launched a series of reforms aimed at deregulating the economy. This collection of essays examines the impact that these reforms have had on unemployment, industrial relations, pay rates, and poverty, among other issues
International differences in the business practices and productivity of firms( Book )

12 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 202 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
Science and engineering careers in the United States : an analysis of markets and employment( Book )

11 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 157 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 such topics as the factors that determine
 
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The Youth labor market problem : its nature, causes, and consequences
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controlled identityFreeman, Richard, 1943-

Freeman, R. 1943-

Freeman, R. B. 1943-

Freeman, R. B. (Richard Barry), 1943-

Freeman, Richard 1943-

Freeman, Richard B.

Freeman, Richard Barry 1943-

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The Youth labor market problem : its nature, causes, and consequencesWorking under different rulesThe Black youth employment crisisAmerica works : the exceptional U.S. labor marketEmerging labor market institutions for the twenty-first centuryGenerating jobs : how to increase demand for less-skilled workersWhen public sector workers unionizeImmigration, trade, and the labor market