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Civil Rights, Employment, and Race  

Brendan O'Flaherty

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Jun 2019
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Jun 2019
Why are there civil rights laws? What should their scope and coverage be? What are their weaknesses? How can they be improved? In answering these questions, I concentrate on employment and ... More

Ethics and, in, and for Labor Markets  

Michael S. McPherson and Debra Satz

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Jun 2019
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Jun 2019
The fact that labor markets have endogenous effects, that labor contracts are incomplete, and that workers and owners have some conflicting interests, distinguishes them from other types ... More

Gender Differences in Behavioral Traits and Labor Market Outcomes  

Olga Shurchkov and Catherine C. Eckel

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Jul 2018
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Sep 2017
Despite a policy push toward equality, substantial gender gaps in earnings and vertical gender segregation persist in the labor market. Studies point to gender-specific occupational ... More

Introduction  

Inas R. Kelly and John Komlos

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May 2016
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Jan 2016
The Oxford Handbook of Economics and Human Biology introduces the scholarly community to the relationship between economic processes and human biology. A society’s biological well-being is ... More

The Labor Productivity of Family Firms: A Socioemotional Wealth Perspective  

Shainaz Firfiray, Martin Larraza-Kintana, and Luis R. Gómez-Mejía

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Sep 2018
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Sep 2018
This chapter analyzes the relationship between family control of the firm and its labor productivity. It builds upon the socioemotional wealth (SEW) perspective of family firms to develop ... More

Neuroeconomics: A Flourishing Field  

Jason A. Aimone and Daniel Houser

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May 2016
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Aug 2015
This chapter describes the major tools, methods, and areas of study in neuroeconomics, a young but flourishing multidisciplinary field of economics that investigates the genetic, ... More

Religion, Human Capital Investments, and the Family in the United States  

Evelyn L. Lehrer

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Jan 2011
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Sep 2012
This article explores the role of religion in human capital investments and the family in the United States, based on analyses of microlevel data. The economic perspective views an ... More

Women, Work, and Family  

Francine D. Blau and Anne E. Winkler

This chapter focuses on women, work, and family, with a particular focus on differences by educational attainment. First, we review long-term trends regarding family structure, ... More

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