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Freeman, Richard B. (Richard Barry) 1943-

Overview
Works: 312 works in 1,015 publications in 1 language and 37,925 library holdings
Genres: Conference proceedings 
Roles: Editor, Commentator, Honoree
Classifications: HD6273, 331
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Most widely held works by Richard B Freeman
What do unions do? by Richard B Freeman ( Book )
13 editions published between 1984 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,927 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Emerging labor market institutions for the twenty-first century by Richard B Freeman ( )
19 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 1,801 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Private sector unionism is in decline in the US. This volume examines the strategies being employed by unions to protect their positions & also looks at the new institutions, such as NGOs & community groups, that are concerned with workers' interests
The Youth labor market problem its nature, causes, and consequences by Richard B Freeman ( )
13 editions published between 1982 and 2007 in English and held by 1,715 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 ( )
11 editions published between 1986 and 2008 in English and held by 1,695 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
Seeking a premier economy the economic effects of British economic reforms, 1980-2000 by David E Card ( )
7 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,593 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. Today, the United Kingdom is one of the least regulated economies in the world, marked by transformed welfare and industrial relations systems and broad privatization. Virtually every industry and government program has been affected by the reforms, from hospitals and schools to labor unions and jobless benefit programs. Seeking a Premier Economy focuses on the labor and product
When public sector workers unionize by Richard Freeman ( )
11 editions published between 1988 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,573 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 public sector labor laws, labor relations practices of state and local governments, and labor market outcomes. Topics considered include the role, effect, and evolution of public sector labor law and the effects that public sector bargaining has on both wage and nonwage issues. Several themes emerge from the studies in this volume. Most important, public sector labor law has a strong and pervasive effect on bargaining and on wage and employment outcomes in public sector labor markets. Also, public sector unionism affects the economy in ways that are different from, and in many cases opposite to, the ways private sector unionism does, appearing to stimulate rather than reduce employment, reducing rather than increasing layoff rates, and developing innovate ways to settle labor disputes such as compulsory interest arbitration instead of strikes and lockouts found in the private sector
Immigration and the work force economic consequences for the United States and source areas by George J Borjas ( )
10 editions published between 1992 and 2007 in English and held by 1,498 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 o
Immigration, trade, and the labor market by John M Abowd ( )
9 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in English and held by 1,492 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
The welfare state in transition reforming the Swedish model by Richard B Freeman ( )
7 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 1,424 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
International differences in the business practices and productivity of firms ( )
7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,412 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
Small differences that matter labor markets and income maintenance in Canada and the United States by David E Card ( )
5 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 1,359 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
Differences and changes in wage structures by Richard B Freeman ( )
13 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and held by 1,352 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 ( )
10 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 1,346 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
Science and engineering careers in the United States an analysis of markets and employment ( )
10 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,341 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
The overeducated American by Richard B Freeman ( Book )
14 editions published in 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
What workers want by Richard B Freeman ( Book )
10 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 988 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 )
19 editions published between 1972 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 815 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Working under different rules ( Book )
9 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 715 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
America works : the exceptional U.S. labor market by Richard B Freeman ( Book )
5 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 711 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Black elite : the new market for highly educated Black Americans : a report prepared for the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education by Richard B Freeman ( Book )
9 editions published between 1976 and 1986 in English and held by 631 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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controlled identity Freeman, 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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