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This book describes the evolution of labor exchange policy in the United States, summarizes the major findings about the effectiveness of labor exchange services, and offers reflections on the future for labor exchange policy. In addition, the contributors provide an international perspective on job brokerage functions and a discussion on the appropriate role for governments in helping job seekers and employers make the proper job match.


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Download 1. Overview of Labor Exchange Policies and Services / Randall W. Eberts and Harry J. Holzer (198 KB)

Download 2. Federal-State Relations in Labor Exchange Policy / David E. Balducchi and Alison J. Pasternak (225 KB)

Download 3. State and Local Labor Exchange Services / Neil Ridley and William A. Tracy (193 KB)

Download 4. Labor Exchange Performance Measurement / David P. Smole (306 KB)

Download 5. Evaluating the Effectiveness of Labor Exchange Services / Christopher J. O'Leary (229 KB)

Download 6. Information, Tools, and Technology: Informing Labor Exchange Participants / Jim Woods and Pam Frugoli (205 KB)

Download 7. Public Provision of Employment Services in Selected OECD Countries: The Job Brokerage Function / Douglas Lippoldt and Melvin Brodsky (221 KB)

Download 8. Experience and Prospects for Labor Exchange Policy / David E. Balducchi, Randall W. Eberts, and Christopher J. O'Leary (169 KB)


Papers presented at a conference held at Brook Lodge in Augusta, Mich. during Sept. 2002


9780880993036 (cloth) ; 9780880993029 (pbk.) ; 9781417550005 (ebook)

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Labor Exchange Policy in the United States




Balducchi, David E., Randall W. Eberts, and Christopher J. O'Leary, eds. 2004. Labor Exchange Policy in the United States. Kalamazoo, MI: W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research.

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