Factors Affecting Worker Well-Being : The Impact of Change in the Labor Market.

By: Polachek, Solomon W
Contributor(s): Tatsiramos, Konstantinos
Series: Research in Labor Economics Ser: Publisher: Bingley : Emerald Publishing Limited, 2014Copyright date: ©2014Description: 1 online resource (341 pages)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781784411497Subject(s): Work environment.;Well-beingGenre/Form: Electronic books. Additional physical formats: Print version:: Factors Affecting Worker Well-Being : The Impact of Change in the Labor MarketDDC classification: 331 LOC classification: HD28-9999Online resources: Click to View
Contents:
Front Cover -- Factors Affecting Worker Well-Being: The Impact of Change in the Labor Market -- Copyright page -- Contents -- List of Contributors -- Editorial Advisory Board -- Preface -- Explaining the Revolution in U.S. Fertility, Schooling, and Women's Work among Households Formed in 1875, 1900, and 1925 -- Introduction -- The Historical Setting and Literature Review -- Stagnant, then Growing Demand for Educated Workers -- The Growth in Education -- The Gender Wage Gap -- The Increased Market Work of Wives -- Mortality -- Fertility -- Female Empowerment and Increased Concern for Children -- Declining Economic Role of Children -- Modeling the Household -- Determinants of Human Capital -- Production of Schooling Human Capital -- Preferences -- Constraints -- The Life Cycle and Time Use -- Period and Mortality Structure -- Mother's Time Allocation -- Children's Time Budget -- Sources and Uses of Money Income -- Household Production -- Optimization -- The Quality and Quantity of Children -- Discussion -- Selected Comparative Statics -- Infant Mortality -- Youth Mortality -- Costs of Children -- Goods Inputs and Mother's Time in Household Production -- Assignment of Parameter and Target Values, and Calibration of the Initial Baseline -- Gender Wage Ratio γt and Experience Impacts Emt and Eft -- Determination of h^1875 and h0f1875 -- Narrowing of Gender Wage Gap Due to Changes in Experience -- Schooling Target h^1950, as Implied by Micro Evidence on the Gender Wage Gap -- Unskilled Human Capital h0f1950 -- Targeted Schooling Human Capital and Role of Education in Growth Accounting -- Human Capital Productivity Parameters, Inputs, and Role of Curriculum -- Returns to Scale in Human Capital Production -- Schooling Inputs: Expenditures and Time -- Increase in h^t between 1850 and 1875 Birth Cohorts.
Empirical Increase in h^t with Implications for Increase in bt -- Cohort Income Change and the Wage Per Unit of Human Capital -- Market-Oriented Work of Wives -- Mortality -- Fertility Targets -- Mother's Time Allocation to Child Quantity -- Relative Wage of Dependent Children -- Other Parameters -- Missing the Targets: Income and Schooling Costs -- Mortality Decline -- Experiment 1: Growth of Public Schooling, and Changing Returns to Experience -- The Initial Baseline -- Experiment 1 Results -- Experiment 2: Reduced Child Mortality -- Reaching the Targets: Increasing Disregard for the Potential Earnings of Dependent Children, and Greater Child Consumption -- Quantity and Quality of Children -- Child Labor Restrictions and Compulsory Schooling Laws Reduce Tt -- Falling μt, Markets and Norms -- Mother's Time Devoted to Household Production -- Discussion -- Extensions Yielding Similar Implications -- Greater Power of Wives -- Greater Love of Children? -- Other Possibilities -- Morbidity -- Skill Premiums and Skill-Biased Technological Change -- Summary and Conclusion -- Notes -- Acknowledgments -- References -- Appendix A: Proofs of Propositions 1 and 2 -- Appendix B: Goods and Time Inputs -- Integrating Retirement Models: Understanding Household Retirement Decisions -- Introduction -- The Dynamic, Stochastic Model -- The Decision Process -- Strategic Decisions with a Work/Retirement Choice -- Decisions with Partial Retirement -- Data and Estimation -- Simulations -- Conclusions -- Notes -- Acknowledgments -- References -- The Role of Degree Attainment in the Differential Impact of Job Corps on Adolescents and Young Adults -- Introduction -- The Job Corps Program and Data -- Job Corps -- National Job Corps Study -- Data and Descriptive Statistics -- Econometric Framework -- Estimands of Interest -- Nonparametric Bounds on the Estimands of Interest.
Basic Assumptions -- Weak-Monotonicity Assumptions on Average Potential Outcomes -- Estimation and Statistical Inference for the Nonparametric Bounds -- Results -- Results for the Combined Sample -- Results by Age Groups -- Adolescents: Youths 16-19 Years Old -- Young Adults: Youths 20-24 Years Old -- Discussion -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Acknowledgment -- References -- Insecure, Sick and Unhappy? Well-Being Consequences of Temporary Employment Contracts -- Introduction -- Previous evidence on temporary contracts and well-being -- Methods -- Data -- Results -- Overall Propensity Score Matching Results by Gender -- Propensity Score Matching Results Stratified by Family Financial Support -- Conclusions -- Notes -- Acknowledgements -- References -- Appendix A -- Appendix B -- The Effect of Land Title on Child Labor Supply: Empirical Evidence from Brazil -- Introduction -- Literature Review on Land Titling -- Overview of Child Labor Force Participation -- Land Title and Child Labor: Potential Mechanisms -- Methodological Issues, Data, and Descriptive Statistics -- Minimizing Selection Bias -- The Data -- Descriptive Statistics -- Empirical Strategy -- OLS Regression Definition -- The Difference-in-Difference Methodology: Definition -- OLS, Difference-in-Difference, and DDM: Empirical Results -- Conclusion -- Notes -- References -- Appendix A -- Appendix B -- The Changing Time Use of U.S. Welfare Recipients between 1992 and 2005 -- Introduction -- Data -- Empirical Strategy -- Findings -- Replication Results -- Main Findings -- Paid Work Time -- Other Time Uses -- Presence of Preschool-age Children -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Acknowledgment -- References -- Appendix -- Multiple Imputation Procedure -- Does Higher Education Quality Matter in the UK? -- Introduction -- Literature Review -- Institutional Background and Data Description -- Empirical Strategies.
Results -- Discrete Measure of Quality -- Continuous Measure of Quality -- Discussion -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Acknowledgement -- References -- Appendix -- Business Visits and the Quest for External Knowledge -- Introduction -- Interactions through Business Visits and the Access to Knowledge -- Primary Data: The Airport Survey -- The Determinants of Knowledge-Related IBTs Flows -- Implications for Policy and Conclusions -- Notes -- Acknowledgement -- References -- Appendix: The Questionnaire -- International Business Travellers Survey - November 2006.
Summary: This volume puts the spotlight on worker well-being. It looks at key questions such as: How important is incentive pay in increasing worker productivity? Does monitoring productivity affect a worker's earnings trajectory? How is the decision to retire different in two-earner families compared to one-earner families?.
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Front Cover -- Factors Affecting Worker Well-Being: The Impact of Change in the Labor Market -- Copyright page -- Contents -- List of Contributors -- Editorial Advisory Board -- Preface -- Explaining the Revolution in U.S. Fertility, Schooling, and Women's Work among Households Formed in 1875, 1900, and 1925 -- Introduction -- The Historical Setting and Literature Review -- Stagnant, then Growing Demand for Educated Workers -- The Growth in Education -- The Gender Wage Gap -- The Increased Market Work of Wives -- Mortality -- Fertility -- Female Empowerment and Increased Concern for Children -- Declining Economic Role of Children -- Modeling the Household -- Determinants of Human Capital -- Production of Schooling Human Capital -- Preferences -- Constraints -- The Life Cycle and Time Use -- Period and Mortality Structure -- Mother's Time Allocation -- Children's Time Budget -- Sources and Uses of Money Income -- Household Production -- Optimization -- The Quality and Quantity of Children -- Discussion -- Selected Comparative Statics -- Infant Mortality -- Youth Mortality -- Costs of Children -- Goods Inputs and Mother's Time in Household Production -- Assignment of Parameter and Target Values, and Calibration of the Initial Baseline -- Gender Wage Ratio γt and Experience Impacts Emt and Eft -- Determination of h^1875 and h0f1875 -- Narrowing of Gender Wage Gap Due to Changes in Experience -- Schooling Target h^1950, as Implied by Micro Evidence on the Gender Wage Gap -- Unskilled Human Capital h0f1950 -- Targeted Schooling Human Capital and Role of Education in Growth Accounting -- Human Capital Productivity Parameters, Inputs, and Role of Curriculum -- Returns to Scale in Human Capital Production -- Schooling Inputs: Expenditures and Time -- Increase in h^t between 1850 and 1875 Birth Cohorts.

Empirical Increase in h^t with Implications for Increase in bt -- Cohort Income Change and the Wage Per Unit of Human Capital -- Market-Oriented Work of Wives -- Mortality -- Fertility Targets -- Mother's Time Allocation to Child Quantity -- Relative Wage of Dependent Children -- Other Parameters -- Missing the Targets: Income and Schooling Costs -- Mortality Decline -- Experiment 1: Growth of Public Schooling, and Changing Returns to Experience -- The Initial Baseline -- Experiment 1 Results -- Experiment 2: Reduced Child Mortality -- Reaching the Targets: Increasing Disregard for the Potential Earnings of Dependent Children, and Greater Child Consumption -- Quantity and Quality of Children -- Child Labor Restrictions and Compulsory Schooling Laws Reduce Tt -- Falling μt, Markets and Norms -- Mother's Time Devoted to Household Production -- Discussion -- Extensions Yielding Similar Implications -- Greater Power of Wives -- Greater Love of Children? -- Other Possibilities -- Morbidity -- Skill Premiums and Skill-Biased Technological Change -- Summary and Conclusion -- Notes -- Acknowledgments -- References -- Appendix A: Proofs of Propositions 1 and 2 -- Appendix B: Goods and Time Inputs -- Integrating Retirement Models: Understanding Household Retirement Decisions -- Introduction -- The Dynamic, Stochastic Model -- The Decision Process -- Strategic Decisions with a Work/Retirement Choice -- Decisions with Partial Retirement -- Data and Estimation -- Simulations -- Conclusions -- Notes -- Acknowledgments -- References -- The Role of Degree Attainment in the Differential Impact of Job Corps on Adolescents and Young Adults -- Introduction -- The Job Corps Program and Data -- Job Corps -- National Job Corps Study -- Data and Descriptive Statistics -- Econometric Framework -- Estimands of Interest -- Nonparametric Bounds on the Estimands of Interest.

Basic Assumptions -- Weak-Monotonicity Assumptions on Average Potential Outcomes -- Estimation and Statistical Inference for the Nonparametric Bounds -- Results -- Results for the Combined Sample -- Results by Age Groups -- Adolescents: Youths 16-19 Years Old -- Young Adults: Youths 20-24 Years Old -- Discussion -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Acknowledgment -- References -- Insecure, Sick and Unhappy? Well-Being Consequences of Temporary Employment Contracts -- Introduction -- Previous evidence on temporary contracts and well-being -- Methods -- Data -- Results -- Overall Propensity Score Matching Results by Gender -- Propensity Score Matching Results Stratified by Family Financial Support -- Conclusions -- Notes -- Acknowledgements -- References -- Appendix A -- Appendix B -- The Effect of Land Title on Child Labor Supply: Empirical Evidence from Brazil -- Introduction -- Literature Review on Land Titling -- Overview of Child Labor Force Participation -- Land Title and Child Labor: Potential Mechanisms -- Methodological Issues, Data, and Descriptive Statistics -- Minimizing Selection Bias -- The Data -- Descriptive Statistics -- Empirical Strategy -- OLS Regression Definition -- The Difference-in-Difference Methodology: Definition -- OLS, Difference-in-Difference, and DDM: Empirical Results -- Conclusion -- Notes -- References -- Appendix A -- Appendix B -- The Changing Time Use of U.S. Welfare Recipients between 1992 and 2005 -- Introduction -- Data -- Empirical Strategy -- Findings -- Replication Results -- Main Findings -- Paid Work Time -- Other Time Uses -- Presence of Preschool-age Children -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Acknowledgment -- References -- Appendix -- Multiple Imputation Procedure -- Does Higher Education Quality Matter in the UK? -- Introduction -- Literature Review -- Institutional Background and Data Description -- Empirical Strategies.

Results -- Discrete Measure of Quality -- Continuous Measure of Quality -- Discussion -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Acknowledgement -- References -- Appendix -- Business Visits and the Quest for External Knowledge -- Introduction -- Interactions through Business Visits and the Access to Knowledge -- Primary Data: The Airport Survey -- The Determinants of Knowledge-Related IBTs Flows -- Implications for Policy and Conclusions -- Notes -- Acknowledgement -- References -- Appendix: The Questionnaire -- International Business Travellers Survey - November 2006.

This volume puts the spotlight on worker well-being. It looks at key questions such as: How important is incentive pay in increasing worker productivity? Does monitoring productivity affect a worker's earnings trajectory? How is the decision to retire different in two-earner families compared to one-earner families?.

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