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Young workers in the global economy

Job challenges in North America, Europe and Japan

Gregory DeFreitas

Edward Elgar 2008, 260 s. ISBN 9781847204578
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Featuring new findings and fresh insights from an international roster of labor economists, including such eminent authors as Morley Gunderson, Harry Holzer, and Paul Ryan, this book delves into a uniquely wide range of high-profile labor issues affecting youth in the US, Canada, Europe, and Japan – from declining job, wage, and training prospects to workplace health hazards, immigration, union activism, and new policy strategies. This widely accessible introduction to the latest research in the area presents original empirical economic studies in an engaging style.

All may find something of interest in the host of controversial topics of lively public debate that are covered, including: youth unemployment, earnings mobility, racial/ethnic and gender inequalities, training quality and access, job hazards, health insurance coverage, immigration, minimum wage laws, union organizing, and global economic competition.

Young Workers in the Global Economy is written in a clear and accessible style for a broad readership ranging from scholars and college students to employers, unions, career counselors, human resource professionals, vocational trainers, policy analysts, government officials, immigration and health care activists, as well as to the wider public concerned about the future of youth career prospects.

Contents:

Preface

1. Youth Employment: Crisis or Course Change? An Introduction
Gregory DeFreitas

PART I: CURRENT JOB TRENDS AND CHALLENGES
2. The Youth Labor Market Problem in Cross-Country Perspective
Rebekka Christopoulou

3. Out of School, Out of Work, Out of Luck? Black Male Youth Joblessness in New York City
Mark Levitan

4. Still With Us After All of These Years: Youth Labor Market Entry, Home-Leaving and Human Capital Accumulation in Italy, 1993–2003
Niall O’Higgins

5. Youth Employment in Japan after the 1990s Bubble Burst
Naoki Mitani

PART II: SCHOOL-TO-WORK TRANSITIONS
6. Youth Employment Problems and School-to-Work Institutions in Advance Economies
Paul Ryan

7. Work and Non-Work Time Use of US College Students
Lonnie M. Golden

PART III: DYING FOR A JOB
8. Occupational Fatalities Among Young Workers
Janice Windau

9. Falling Private Health Insurance Coverage Among Young Workers in the United States
Niev J. Duffy

PART IV: HOW DOES IMMIGRATION AFFECT AMERICAN YOUTH?
10. Immigration and Youth Employment: Recent Debates and Research Findings
Gregory DeFreitas

11. Unauthorized Mexican Immigration and Youth Labor Market Outcomes in California in the 1990s
Enrico A. Marcelli

PART V: STRATEGIES FOR IMPROVING FUTURE JOB PROSPECTS
12. How Can We Improve Employment Outcomes for Young Black Men?
Harry J. Holzer

13. Does Job Corps Training Boost the Labor Market Outcomes of Young Latinos?
Alfonso Flores-Lagunes, Arturo Gonzalez and Todd Neumann

14. Have Young Workers Lost Their (Collective) Voice? Youth–Adult Preferences for Workplace Voice in Canada
Michele Campolieti, Rafael Gomez and Morley Gunderson

References

Index