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Wages, school quality, and employment demand

Author: David E Card; Alan B Krueger; Randall K Q Akee; Klaus F Zimmermann
Publisher: Oxford : New York : Oxford University Press, 2011.
Series: IZA prize in labor economics series.
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"David Card and Alan B. Krueger have made substantial contributions to the field of Labor Economics. Their influential work focuses on policy-relevant issues and spans vast and important topics, including: unemployment, minimum wage, migration, measurement error, unions, wage differentials among various groups in the US, labor demand, social insurance, and technological change. Card and Krueger have also been  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David E Card; Alan B Krueger; Randall K Q Akee; Klaus F Zimmermann
ISBN: 9780199693382 0199693382
OCLC Number: 772467381
Description: xiv, 309 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Ingenuity and creativity : David Card and Alan Krueger --
School quality, earnings, and black-white wage differences. Does school quality matter? : returns to education and the characteristics of public schools in the United States. School quality and black-white relative earnings : a direct assessment. School resources and student outcomes : an overview of the literature and new evidence from North and South Carolina. Experimental estimates of education production functions --
Minimum wages and employment demand. Using regional variation in wages to measure the effects of the federal minimum wage. Minimum wages and employment : a case study of the fast-food industry in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. A re-analysis of the effect of the New Jersey minimum wage with representative payroll data. Unexpected inflation, real wages, and employment determination in union contracts --
Concluding thoughts.
Series Title: IZA prize in labor economics series.
Responsibility: David Card and Alan B. Krueger ; edited by Randall K.Q. Akee, Klaus F. Zimmermann.
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David Card and Alan B. Krueger received the IZA Prize in Labor Economics in 2006 for their outstanding contributions to the field. This volume provides an overview of their most important work on  Read more...

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