This book provides a comprehensive overview of the debate over the determining factors of and key influences on employment growth and labor market training, job creation, education, and related policies in the United States.
Introduction: The Historical Context of Current Labor Market Debates Part One: Job and Skill Demands in the "New" Economy 1. Job and Skill Demands in the New Economy 2. Meeting the Skill Demands of the New Economy 3. U.S. Education and Training Policy: A Re-evaluation of the Underlying Assumptions Behind the "New Consensus" Part Two: Sources of Employment Growth: Sectors, Size, and Reasons 4. Gazelles 5. Small Business and Job Creation: Dissecting the Myth and Reassessing the Facts Part Three: U.S. Productivity Growth and Its Implications for Future Employment 6. Productivity, Employment, and Wages 7. U.S. Productivity Revisited: It Remains Better Than You Think Part Four: Government Mandates, Labor Costs, and Employment 8. How Government Reduces Employment 9. Observations on Employment-Based Government Mandates, with Particular Reference to Health Insurance Part Five: Labor Force Demographics/Income Inequalities/Returns to Human Capital 10. Relative Wages and Skill Demand, 1940-1990 11. Skills, Demography, and the Economy: Is There a Mismatch?