ISBN-10:
1847204570
ISBN-13:
9781847204578
Pub. Date:
05/28/2008
Publisher:
Edward Elgar Publishing
Young Workers in the Global Economy: Job Challenges in North America, Europe and Japan

Young Workers in the Global Economy: Job Challenges in North America, Europe and Japan

by Gregory DeFreitasGregory DeFreitas

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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781847204578
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Publication date: 05/28/2008
Pages: 360
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Edited by Gregory DeFreitas, Professor of Economics and Director, Center for the Study of Labor and Democracy, Hofstra University, US

Table of Contents

Contents:


Preface


1. Youth Employment: Crisis or Course Change? An Introduction

Gregory DeFreitas


PART I: CURRENT JOB TRENDS AND CHALLENGES

2. The Youth Labor Market Problem in Cross-Country Perspective

Rebekka Christopoulou


3. Out of School, Out of Work, Out of Luck? Black Male Youth Joblessness in New York City

Mark Levitan


4. Still With Us After All of These Years: Youth Labor Market Entry, Home-Leaving and Human Capital Accumulation in Italy, 1993–2003

Niall O’Higgins


5. Youth Employment in Japan after the 1990s Bubble Burst

Naoki Mitani


PART II: SCHOOL-TO-WORK TRANSITIONS

6. Youth Employment Problems and School-to-Work Institutions in Advance Economies

Paul Ryan


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

Janice Windau


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

Gregory DeFreitas


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


References


Index

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