Wages, School Quality, and Employment Demand

Wages, School Quality, and Employment Demand

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David Card and Alan B. Krueger have made substantial contributions to the field of Labor Economics. Their influential work focuses on policy-relevant issues and spans vast and important topics, including: unemployment, minimum wage, migration, measurement error, unions, wage differentials among various groups in the US, labor demand, social insurance, and technological change. Card and Krueger have also been extremely influential in econometrics methodology; they were at the forefront of employing an 'experimental' approach in their research design and implementation. Both of these IZA prize winners have made significant methodological contributions on instrumental variable estimation, measurement error, regression discontinuity methods, and the use of 'natural' experiments. This book provides an overview of their most important work and is divided two main parts: the first section focuses on school quality and the differences in wages across groups in the US; the second part concentrates on the effect of changes in the minimum wage on employment and wage setting. In section introductions, Card and Krueger offer their insight into these two areas and discuss the historical context for their research.As issues of employment and unemployment are among the most urgent challenges of our time, labor economists have ... 2010 Francine D. Blau (Cornell University) 2009 Richard A. Easterlin (University of Southern California) 2008 Richardanbsp;...

Title:Wages, School Quality, and Employment Demand
Author:David Card, Alan B. Krueger
Publisher:Oxford University Press - 2011-10-27


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