This book addresses the implication of new theoretical and methodological developments for labor market research. It presents empirical analyses of various aspects of inequality and lays out the rationale of labor market areas and commuting zones. .
1. Introduction Part One: New Theoretical Approaches and Methodological Issues 2. Renewed Significance of Space in Social Research: Implications for Labor Market Studies 3. Political Economy and Local Labor Markets: Toward a Theoretical Synthesis 4. Alternative Strategies for Labor Market Analyses: Multi-Level Models of Labor Market Inequality 5. Mapping Social and Economic Space: The Delineation of Local Labor Markets in the United States Part Two: New Empirical Findings for Labor Market Areas 6. A Multi-Level Analysis of Income Sources of the Poor and Near Poor 7. Off-Farm Employment Opportunities for 8. What Drives Labor Market Growth?: Economic Performance of Labor Market Areas, 1980-86 9. Divisions of Labor and Inequality in High-Tech Centers 10. Household Structure, Labor Market Characteristics, and Female Labor Force Participation 11. Black Migration and the Legacy of Plantation Agriculture 12. Black Concentration and Underemployment in Southern Labor Markets 13. Minority Concentration and Black-White Inequality in U.S. Labor Market Areas 14. Restructuring Local Labor Markets: Lessons from the 1980s, an Agenda for the 1990s