Young Workers In The Global Economy
Job Challenges in North America, Europe and Japan
Edited by Gregory DeFreitas, Professor of Economics and Director, Center for the Study of Labor and Democracy, Hofstra University, US
|2008 360 pp Hardback 978 1 84720 457 8
| Paperback 978 1 84844 704 2
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‘. . . the volume is successful in reaching an always difficult equilibrium between scientific soundness, on the one hand, and fluency, on the other hand. . . the book is a highly enjoyable and engaging read also for a general audience interested in understanding the new dimensions of what has become a persistent affliction of many households in advanced economies.’
– Education Economics
Contributors: M. Campolieti, R. Christopoulou, G. DeFreitas, N.J. Duffy, A. Flores-Lagunes, L.M. Golden, R. Gomez, A. Gonzalez, M. Gunderson, H.J. Holzer, M. Levitan, E.A. Marcelli, N. Mitani, T. Neumann, N. O’Higgins, P. Ryan, J. Windau
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Featuring new findings and fresh insights from an international roster of labor economists, including such eminent authors as Morley Gunderson, Harry Holzer, and Paul Ryan, this book delves into a uniquely wide range of high-profile labor issues affecting youth in the US, Canada, Europe, and Japan – from declining job, wage, and training prospects to workplace health hazards, immigration, union activism, and new policy strategies. This widely accessible introduction to the latest research in the area presents original empirical economic studies in an engaging style.
All may find something of interest in the host of controversial topics of lively public debate that are covered, including: youth unemployment, earnings mobility, racial/ethnic and gender inequalities, training quality and access, job hazards, health insurance coverage, immigration, minimum wage laws, union organizing, and global economic competition.
Young Workers in the Global Economy is written in a clear and accessible style for a broad readership ranging from scholars and college students to employers, unions, career counselors, human resource professionals, vocational trainers, policy analysts, government officials, immigration and health care activists, as well as to the wider public concerned about the future of youth career prospects.
1. Youth Employment: Crisis or Course Change? An Introduction
PART I: CURRENT JOB TRENDS AND CHALLENGES
2. The Youth Labor Market Problem in Cross-Country Perspective
3. Out of School, Out of Work, Out of Luck? Black Male Youth Joblessness in New York City
4. Still With Us After All of These Years: Youth Labor Market Entry, Home-Leaving and Human Capital Accumulation in Italy, 1993–2003
5. Youth Employment in Japan after the 1990s Bubble Burst
PART II: SCHOOL-TO-WORK TRANSITIONS
6. Youth Employment Problems and School-to-Work Institutions in Advance Economies
7. Work and Non-Work Time Use of US College Students
Lonnie M. Golden
PART III: DYING FOR A JOB
8. Occupational Fatalities Among Young Workers
9. Falling Private Health Insurance Coverage Among Young Workers in the United States
Niev J. Duffy
PART IV: HOW DOES IMMIGRATION AFFECT AMERICAN YOUTH?
10. Immigration and Youth Employment: Recent Debates and Research Findings
11. Unauthorized Mexican Immigration and Youth Labor Market Outcomes in California in the 1990s
Enrico A. Marcelli
PART V: STRATEGIES FOR IMPROVING FUTURE JOB PROSPECTS
12. How Can We Improve Employment Outcomes for Young Black Men?
Harry J. Holzer
13. Does Job Corps Training Boost the Labor Market Outcomes of Young Latinos?
Alfonso Flores-Lagunes, Arturo Gonzalez and Todd Neumann
14. Have Young Workers Lost Their (Collective) Voice? Youth–Adult Preferences for Workplace Voice in Canada
Michele Campolieti, Rafael Gomez and Morley Gunderson