First published in 1984. This book presents a great deal of research findings, new advances in theory and comprehensive overviews of key aspects of labour economics. It examines the latest trends in the field and assesses the impact of recent policies together with the likely impact of proposed policies.
This study covers a wide range of topics but concentrates in particular on questions connected with the economics of trade unions which is a major area of concern for labour economists.
Acknowledgements; Introduction; Part One: Micro-Economic Studies of Trade Union Behaviour; 1. Unions and the Distribution of Income and Employment – A Discrete Model Alistair Ulph and David Ulph 2. A Negative Income Tax in a Partly Unionised Economy Anthony A. Sampson 3. Union Utility Maximisation and Optimal Contracts Jane Black and George Buckley; Part Two: Macro-Economic Studies of Trade Union Behaviour; 4. Money Wage Rigidity in an Economy with Rational Trade Unions Richard Jackman 5. Union Wage Bargaining in a Fixed Price Model Christopher J. Ellis and John Fender 6. Can Stabilisation Policy Increase the Equilibrium Unemployment Rate? E. J. Driffill; Part Three: Empirical Issues in Labour Market Analysis; 7. Empirical Approaches to Life Cycle Labour Supply Richard Blundell and Ian Walker 8. Long Run Equilibrium and the UK Labour Market G. H. Makepeace 9. Flows to and From Unemployment: Is the Register Bimodal? Peter R. Hughes 10. The Impact of Demographic Change on Unemployment Rates in Canada: 1953-78 David Forrest 11. Employment Functions for Great Britain: A New Approach M. Chatterji and S. Price; List of Common References