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Demand for Labor: The Neglected Side of the Market

Daniel S. Hamermesh and Corrado Giulietti

Abstract

The book collects essays that revolve around the general topic of employers’ demand for labour. The focus is on labour differentiated by hours and workers, by hires, fires, quits and promotions. Throughout the emphasis is on the underlying patters that generate behaviour, including the nature of the costs of adjusting employment and hours, the extent to which different types of workers can be substituted for one another, the role of discrimination in altering employers’ behaviour and workers’ returns, and the temporal patterns of all these outcomes. The essays are generally empirical, based on ... More

Keywords: Employment demand, wages, labor turnover, discrimination, beauty, labor-market policy, minimum wages, horus of work

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780198791379
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2017 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198791379.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Daniel S. Hamermesh, author

Corrado Giulietti, editor
Director of Research, IZA Bonn

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Contents

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I Daniel S. Hamermesh: The Pioneer in Labor Demand Research

Corrado Giulietti and Klaus F. Zimmermann

I Daniel S. Hamermesh: The Pioneer in Labor Demand Research

Corrado Giulietti and Klaus F. Zimmermann

II Aspects of Labor Demand

II Aspects of Labor Demand

Daniel S. Hamermesh

9 The Timing of Labor Demand

Daniel S. Hamermesh

12 Beauty and the Labor Market

Daniel S. Hamermesh

VI Where Has Research on Labor Demand Been? Where Is It Going?