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.
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd
Number of pages: 360
Dimensions: 234 x 156 mm
'This timely collection offers an analysis of youth employment in a global perspective. It examines five subject areas, ranging from current trends in labor markets through education levels of job seekers, workplace safety, immigration and strategic initiatives to deal with declining levels of employment. . . . it sets forth clear prescriptions for public policy. Recommended.' -- R.L. Hogler, Choice
'. . . 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
'This excellent collection addresses an important issue: Why young people in so many countries experience more unemployment and precariousness than previous generations, and what we can do about it.' -- Michael Reich, University of California, Berkeley, US