Human Resource Economics and Public Policy: Essays in Honor of Vernon M. Briggs Jr.

Title

Human Resource Economics and Public Policy: Essays in Honor of Vernon M. Briggs Jr.

Year

2010

Abstract

This book pays tribute to Vernon Briggs and his enduring mark on the study of human resources. The chapters, by his students and colleagues, explore and extend Briggs’s work on employment, education and training, immigration, and local labor markets. His unwavering emphasis on institutional reality, public policy, and economic dynamics animates the entire collection.

Files

Download 1. Introduction (202 KB)

Contents

  1. Introduction / Charles J. Whalen
  2. Vernon Briggs: Real-World Labor Economist / William P. Curington
  3. The Human Resources Economics of Vernon Briggs / Charles J. Whalen
  4. Immigration and the U.S. Labor Market / Philip L. Martin
  5. Assessing the Briggs Approach to Political Refugee Policy / Larry Nackerud
  6. Training and Immigration in the Real World / Ernesto Cortés Jr.
  7. Immigration Policy and Economic Development / James T. Peach
  8. Employment and Wage Prospects of Black, White, and Hispanic Women / Marta Tienda, V. Joseph Hotz, Avner Ahituv, and Michelle Bellessa Frost
  9. The Misdirected Debate over the Economics of Disabilities Accommodation / Seth D. Harris
  10. Learning Systems for a Globalized Economy: Do Americans Face Tough Choices or Tough Times? / Ray Marshall
  11. Sectoral Approaches to Workforce Development: Toward an Effective U.S. Labor-Market Policy / Robert W. Glover and Christopher T. King

ISBN

9780880993616 (cloth) ; 9780880993593 (pbk.)

Subject Areas

LABOR MARKET ISSUES; INTERNATIONAL ISSUES; Immigration; WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT

Human Resource Economics and Public Policy: Essays in Honor of Vernon M. Briggs Jr.

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