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Labor Market Transformation: The Role Of U.S. Immigration Policy, Vernon M. Briggs Jr Oct 1990

Labor Market Transformation: The Role Of U.S. Immigration Policy, Vernon M. Briggs Jr

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[Excerpt] As the United States enters the last decade of the 20th Century, its labor market is in a state of transformation. A marked break has occurred in both the evolutionary patterns of employment growth (i.e., labor demand) and in the growth and composition of the labor force (i.e., labor supply). Unprecedented adjustment requirements are being placed upon the U.S. labor market. In such an environment, there can be no assumption that the labor force can automatically adjust to the changes. Policy priority should be given to comprehensive programmatic efforts to develop the employment potential of the ...


Women's Pay In Australia, Great Britain And The United States: Commentary, Ronald G. Ehrenberg Jan 1989

Women's Pay In Australia, Great Britain And The United States: Commentary, Ronald G. Ehrenberg

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[Excerpt] My reaction to this paper is mixed. On the one hand, it represents one of the few serious efforts I know of to place discussions about comparable worth in a comparative perspective and to bring evidence from other countries' experiences into the debate about policy in the United States. For this the authors should be resoundingly applauded. On the other hand, I am left with the feeling that they have not pushed their empirical analyses as hard as they might have, and because of this, in places they may have drawn some inappropriate conclusions. My discussion will elaborate on ...


La Confrontacion Del Chicano Con El Inmigrante Mexicano, Vernon M. Briggs Jr Jan 1976

La Confrontacion Del Chicano Con El Inmigrante Mexicano, Vernon M. Briggs Jr

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[Excerpt] El gobernador de California, Jerry Brown, ha senalado que Estados Unidos esta. entrando en una nueva etapa en su evolucion historica. Se refiere a ella como una "era de limites". Las sendas del pasado no pueden ser proyectadas al futuro. Estados Unidos ya no es una nacion de recursos sin limites, de fronteras sin fin y de mano de obra relativamente escasa. Ya sea que el topico resida en el uso de la energia, conservation de los recursos, igual oportunidad de empleo, crecimiento de la poblacion, o inmigracion, los acontecimientos actuales y las tendencias futuras exigen que se corte ...