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Alpert and Woodbury present a comprehensive set of explorations into the impacts that the provision of various types of employee benefits (or lack thereof) have on labor markets. And while there are, as the editors point out, substantial differences between the employee benefits systems of Canada and the U.S., these differences showcase the impacts of specific policies related to employee benefits on labor markets.


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Download 1. Child Care and the Supply of Labor in Canada and the United States / Charles Michalopoulos, Philip K. Robins (2.6 MB)

Download 2. An Economic Model of Employee Benefits and Labor Supply / Paul Fronstin (1.9 MB)

Download 3. The Economics of Family and Medical Leave in Canada and the United States / Eileen Trzcinski, William T. Alpert (2.6 MB)

Download 4. Payroll Taxation, Employer Mandates, and the Labor Market / Jonathan Gurber (2.7 MB)

Download 5. Fringe Benefits and Employment / Masanori Hashimoto (1.4 MB)

Download 6. Family Health Benefits and Worker Turnover / Dan A. Black (1.6 MB)

Download 7. Part-Time Work, Health Insurance Coverage, and the Wages of Married Women / Craig A. Olson (1.6 MB)

Download 8. Employer-Provided versus Publicly Provided Health Insurance / Janet Hunt-McCool, Thomas J. McCool, Avi Dor (1.2 MB)

Download 9. Employee Benefits and the Distribution of Income and Wealth / Daniel J. Slottje, Stephen A. Woodbury, Rod W. Anderson (1.7 MB)

Download 10. Public Pension Plans in the United States and Canada / Morley Gunderson, Douglas Hyatt, James E. Pesando (1.8 MB)

Download 11. Current Policy Issues Towards Private Pensions in Canada and the United States / Stuart Dorsey (2.5 MB)

Download 12.Labor-Market Effects of Canadian and U.S. Pension Tax Policy / James E. Pesando, John A. Turner (1.5 MB)

Download 13. Did the Decline in Marginal Tax Rates during the 1980s Reduce Pension Coverage? / Patricia B. Reagan, John A. Turner (1.3 MB)


Introduction / William T. Alpert, Stephen A. Woodbury

Does the Composition of Pay Matter? / Sherwin Rosen

Part I. Worker Availability and Labor Supply (Chapters 1-3)
Part II. Labor Demand (Chapters 4-5)
Part III. Labor Market Adjustment and Equity (Chapters 6-9)
Part IV. Pensions (Chapters 10-13)


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LABOR MARKET ISSUES; Retirement and pensions; Wages, health insurance and other benefits; Nonwage benefits; Work and family balance

Employee Benefits and Labor Markets in Canada and the United States




Alpert, William T. and Stephen A. Woodbury, eds. 2000. Employee Benefits and Labor Markets in Canada and the United States. Kalamazoo, MI: W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research. https://doi.org/10.17848/9780880995511

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