1st Edition

Labour Market Theory A Constructive Reassessment

By Ben Fine Copyright 1998
    320 Pages
    by Routledge

    320 Pages
    by Routledge

    This book is a commanding assessment of labour market theory across the social sciences. It provides a radically original critique of labour market theory, which draws constructively but critically on existing literature. The work:
    * contributes to the debates on key issues in labour economics such as unemployment, gender, equal pay and the minimum theory
    * illustrates the policy implications in empirical studies
    * supplements existing orthodox labour market theory texts.

    Part 1 The state of play; Chapter 1 Introduction and overview; Part 2 Critical assessments; Chapter 2 The macroeconomics of labour markets; Chapter 3 Human capital theory; Chapter 4 Flexibility and institutions in labour markets; Part 3 Segmented labour market theory; Chapter 5 From dual to segmented labour markets; Chapter 6 Neoclassical colonisation; Chapter 7 Towards a Marxist alternative; Part 4 From theory to policy; Chapter 8 Comparable worth; Chapter 9 Minimum wages; Part 5 The forward march of labour market theory halted?; Chapter 10 The specificity of labour;


    Professor Ben Fine is a well-known and respected economist.