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Segmented labor markets and labor mobility

Michael Reich

Edward Elgar 2008, ca. 864 s. ISBN 9781847203496
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For this insightful collection, Professor Reich has selected some of the most significant published articles on labor mobility and segmented markets. The book investigates the development of this important field from the pioneering papers on labor market segmentation analysis of the 1970s, through the early debates to the later theoretical models and econometric evidence. The second volume offers an overview of the evolution from segmentation to flexibility in labor markets up to the present day and explores topics such as the growth of temporary jobs in Europe, the influence of gender, immigration and race, later econometric controversies and the phenomenon of flexicurity.

The volumes will be an essential resource for students and for scholars wishing to investigate this important area.

Contents:

Volume I: Labor Market Segmentation: 1970 to 2000

Acknowledgements

Introduction Michael Reich

PART I PIONEERING STATEMENTS
1. Peter B. Doeringer and Michael J. Piore (1971), ‘Low-Income Employment and the Disadvantaged Labor Force’, and ‘Quantitative Analysis of Worker Instability in the Low-Income Labor Market’
2. Michael Piore (1972), ‘The Dual Labor Market: Theory and Implications’
3. Michael Reich, David M. Gordon and Richard C. Edwards (1973), ‘A Theory of Labor Market Segmentation’
4. David M. Gordon, Richard Edwards and Michael Reich (1981), ‘The Period of Consolidation: World War II to 1970s’ and ‘Evidence for the Segmentation Hypothesis’ excerpts from Chapter 5, ‘The Segmentation of Labor: 1920s to the Present’

PART II EARLY DEBATES
5. Paul Osterman (1975), ‘An Empirical Study of Labor Market Segmentation’
6. Glen G. Cain (1976), ‘The Challenge of Segmented Labor Market Theories to Orthodox Theory: A Survey’
7. Jill Rubery (1978), ‘Structured Labour Markets, Worker Organisation and Low Pay’
8. Samuel Rosenberg (1980), ‘Male Occupational Standing and the Dual Labor Market’
9. Paul Ryan (1981), ‘Segmentation, Duality and the Internal Labour Market’
10. Robert Buchele (1983), ‘Economic Dualism and Employment Stability’

PART III THEORETICAL MODELS AND ECONOMETRIC EVIDENCE
11. Ian M. McDonald and Robert M. Solow (1985), ‘Wages and Employment in a Segmented Labor Market’
12. Jeremy I. Bulow and Lawrence H. Summers (1986), ‘A Theory of Dual Labor Markets with Application to Industrial Policy, Discrimination, and Keynesian Unemployment’
13. William T. Dickens and Kevin Lang (1993), ‘Labor Market Segmentation Theory: Reconsidering the Evidence’

PART IV INSTITUTIONAL APPROACHES
14. Howard Wial (1991), ‘Getting a Good Job: Mobility in a Segmented Labor Market’
15. Jill Rubery (1994), ‘Internal and External Labour Markets: Towards an Integrated Analysis’
16. Robert Drago (1995), ‘Divide and Conquer in Australia: A Study of Labor Segmentation’

PART V IMMIGRANTS, GENDER AND RACE/ETHNICITY
17. Sara McLafferty and Valerie Preston (1992), ‘Spatial Mismatch and Labor Market Segmentation for African-American and Latina Women’
18. Gregory DeFreitas (1988), ‘Hispanic Immigration and Labor Market Segmentation’
19. Andrés Torres (1997), ‘Labor Market Segmentation: African American and Puerto Rican Labor in New York City, 1960–1980’

Name Index

Volume II: Flexibility, Monopsony and the New Labor Market Segmentation

Acknowledgements

An introduction by the editor to both volumes appears in Volume I

PART I OVERVIEWS
1. Sam Rosenberg (1989), ‘From Segmentation to Flexibility’
2. Peter Cappelli (1995), ‘Rethinking Employment’
3. Maury B. Gittleman and David R. Howell (1995), ‘Changes in the Structure and Quality of Jobs in the United States: Effects by Race and Gender 1973–1990’
4. Francesca Bettio and Samuel Rosenberg (1999), ‘Labour Markets and Flexibility in the 1990s: The Europe-USA Opposition Revisited’
5. Maarten Goos and Alan Manning (2007), ‘Lousy and Lovely Jobs: The Rising Polarization of Work in Britain’

PART II THE GROWTH OF TEMPORARY JOBS IN EUROPE
6. Alison L. Booth, Marco Francesconi and Jeff Frank (2002), ‘Temporary Jobs: Stepping Stones or Dead Ends?’
7. Anna Cristina D’Addio and Michael Rosholm (2005), ‘Temporary Employment in Europe: Characteristics, Determinants and Outcomes’
8. Javier G. Polavieja (2006), ‘The Incidence of Temporary Employment in Advanced Economies: Why is Spain Different?’

PART III GENDER, IMMIGRANT STATUS AND RACE
9. T. Ghilarducci and M. Lee (2005), ‘Female Dual Labour Markets and Employee Benefits’
10. Roberto Pedace (2006), ‘Immigration, Labor Market Mobility, and the Earnings of Native-Born Workers: An Occupational Segmentation Approach’

PART IV ECONOMETRIC CONTROVERSIES REDUX
11. Marianthi Rannia Leontaridi (1999), ‘Segmented Labour Markets: Theory and Evidence’
12. Emily Thomson (2003), ‘Segmented Labour Markets: A Critical Survey of Econometric Studies’

PART V FLEXICURITY
13. Gerry Rodgers (2006), ‘Labour Market Flexibility and Decent Work’
14. Robert Boyer (2006), ‘Employment and Decent Work in the Era of “Flexicurity”’

Name Index