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Title Accounting for worker well-being / edited by Solomon W. Polachek
Published Amsterdam ; Boston : JAI, 2004
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 441 pages) : illustrations
Series Research in labor economics, 0147-9121 ; v. 23
Research in labor economics ; v. 23
Contents Output-based pay: incentives, retention or sorting? / Edward P. Lazear -- Independent contractors and self-employment as systems of incentives and control: theory, empirics, and a survey of evidence / John Garen -- Job loss in the United States, 1981-2001 / Henry S. Farber -- A long-term view of health status, disabilities, mortality, and participation in the DI and SSI disability programs / Kalman Rupp and Paul S. Davies -- AIDS and the market for nurses / David E. Kalist and Stephen J. Spurr -- Bounding estimates of wage discrimination / Joseph G. Hirschberg and Daniel J. Slottje -- Assortative mating or glass ceiling: under-representation of female workers among top earners / Elizabeth Becker and Cotton M. Lindsay -- Is retirement depressing?: labor force inactivity and psychological well-being in later life / Kerwin Kofi Charles -- The employment effects of domestic violence / Amy Farmer and Jill Tiefenthaler -- Earnings dispersion, risk aversion and education / Christian Belzil and J├Ârgen Hansen -- Collective bargaining under complete information / Carlos Diaz-Moreno and Jose E. Galdon-Sanchez -- Active labor market policies and real-wage determination--Swedish evidence / Anders Forslund and Ann-Sofie Kolm
Summary This volume comprises 12 chapters, each accounting for a particular aspect of worker well-being. Among the issues addressed are: employee compensation, job loss, disability, health, gender, education, contract negotiation, and macroeconomic labor policy. The volume provides answers to a number of important questions. For example, why do smaller, newer companies better match CEO pay to profits than old, established corporations? Which demographic groups are most prone to job losses? What does marital status have to do with the glass ceiling? Does retiring from work increase one's mental health?
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Print version record
Subject Employee fringe benefits.
Labor market.
Labor policy.
Social accounting.
Wages.
Women employees.
Form Electronic book
Author Polachek, S. W.
ISBN 0080471765 (electronic bk.)
1849502730 (electronic bk.)
9780080471761 (electronic bk.)
9781849502733 (electronic bk.)