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Freeman, Richard B. (Richard Barry) 1943-

Works: 340 works in 2,055 publications in 6 languages and 49,871 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
What do unions do? by Richard B Freeman( Book )

42 editions published between 1984 and 2005 in 5 languages and held by 1,926 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Journal of Labor Research 20th anniversary symposium review of What Do Unions Do? offers a unique opportunity to examine how the claims made in the book have fared in ensuing research and to ponder what parts of the book I would change if I could. This paper responds to the 18 critical essays in the journal. It recognizes three major errors of omission: failure to take account of unionism outside the US; failure to analyze public sector unionism; and failure to analyze the effects of unionism on economic growth; and the problem of determining the "optimal level of unionism" on the basis of estimates of what unions do. Ensuing research has found that What Do Unions Do? correctly identified union effects on turnover, fringe benefits, earnings inequality, political action, profits, managerial flexibility and human resource management, and that wage effects vary widely. Estimates of the union effect on productivity tend to be positive but modest, ruling out negative effects on average, but not conclusively establishing positive effects. Critical comments from some of the symposium panelists notwithstanding, I believe that the bulk of the evidence supports the What Do Unions Do? claim that management opposition has been a major factor in the decline in union density in the US
The overeducated American by Richard B Freeman( Book )

18 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 1,095 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What workers want by Richard B Freeman( Book )

17 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and Spanish and held by 985 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 )

28 editions published between 1964 and 1981 in 4 languages and held by 801 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

21 editions published between 1982 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 726 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 by Richard B Freeman( Book )

14 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 681 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
America works : the exceptional U.S. labor market by Richard B Freeman( Book )

11 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 664 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
The Black youth employment crisis by Richard B Freeman( Book )

17 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in English and held by 645 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 important aspects of the problem, such as drug use, crime, economic incentives, and attitudes among the unemployed. Their studies reveal that, contrary to popular assumptions, no single factor is the predominant cause of black youth employment problems. They show, among other significant factors, that where female employment is high, black youth employment is low; that even in areas where there are many jobs, black youths get relatively few of them; that the perceived risks and rewards of crime affect decisions to work or to engage in illegal activity; and that churchgoing and aspirations affect the success of black youths in finding employment. Altogether, these papers illuminate a broad range of economic and social factors which must be understood by policymakers before the black youth employment crisis can be successfully addressed
Emerging labor market institutions for the twenty-first century by Richard B Freeman( Book )

20 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 615 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( Book )

19 editions published between 1988 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 554 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 )

18 editions published between 1988 and 2007 in English and German and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Summarizes the results of an NBER Project on Immigration, Trade, and Labor."--Title page verso
Immigration and the work force : economic consequences for the United States and source areas by George J Borjas( Book )

16 editions published between 1992 and 2007 in English and held by 502 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 )

17 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in English and held by 446 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
Differences and changes in wage structures by Richard B Freeman( Book )

18 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and held by 369 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
The welfare state in transition : reforming the Swedish model by Richard B Freeman( Book )

18 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and held by 367 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
Youth employment and joblessness in advanced countries by David G Blanchflower( Book )

16 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 348 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 )

16 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 285 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
Reforming the welfare state : recovery and beyond in Sweden by Richard B Freeman( Book )

19 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 222 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
International differences in the business practices and productivity of firms( Book )

12 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 209 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 162 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 consequencesWorking under different rulesAmerica works : the exceptional U.S. labor marketThe Black youth employment crisisEmerging labor market institutions for the twenty-first centuryWhen public sector workers unionizeImmigration, trade, and the labor marketImmigration and the work force : economic consequences for the United States and source areas