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Analyzing the Labor Force
Concepts, Measures, and Trends
ISBN: 0306465361 Contributors: Eliason, Scott R.; Leicht, Kevin T.
Publisher: Kluwer Academic Pub Published: Dec 1 2001 Pages: 266 Weight: 1.40lbs. Height: 9.50" Width: 6.50" Depth: 1.00" Language: English
An introduction for social scientists and students to some of the basic ideas in the study of the labor force that the late (1995) sociologist, demographer, and statistician Clark (Pennsylvania State U.-University Park), Scott R. Eliason (U. of Minnesota) and Kevin T. Leicht (U. of Iowa) worked on from the middle 1980s to the middle 1990s. After reviewing the reasons for studying the labor force, setting out their Labor Utilization Framework, and explaining its uses and transformations; they use it to analyze trends in labor force activity, social mobility, socioeconomic attainment, and labor force issues. They also review recent studies using it, and project a research schedule for the future. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)