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Nickel and Dimed

Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Current Interest 2001

by Barbara Ehrenreich

Our sharpest and most original social critic goes "undercover" as an unskilled worker to reveal the dark side of American prosperity.

Millions of Americans work full time, year round, for poverty-level wages....


Global "Body Shopping": An Indian Labor System in the Information Technology Industry

by Biao Xiang

How can America's information technology (IT) industry predict serious labor shortages while at the same time laying off tens of thousands of employees annually? The answer is the industry's flexible labor management...


Sport and Migration

by Joseph Maguire & Mark Falcous

In this dazzling collection of papers, leading international sport studies scholars chart the patterns, policies and personal experiences of labour migration within and around sport, and in doing so cast important...


Making Work at Home Work: Successfully Growing a Business and a Family under One Roof

by Mary M. Byers

Shows women how to balance time between work and family, set realistic goals, and handle the challenges of being both "Mommy" and "The Boss" while running a profitable home-based business.


Spain:Selected Issues

by International Monetary Fund. Euro Dept.

This Selected Issues paper analyzes Spain’s sustainable growth rate. It sheds some light on Spain’s medium-term growth prospects by looking into the key factors driving potential growth, both in the past...


Germany:Selected Issues

by International Monetary Fund. Euro Dept.

In recent years, the IMF has released a growing number of reports and other documents covering economic and financial developments and trends in member countries. Each report, prepared by a staff team after...


Euro Area Policies:Selected Issues

by International Monetary Fund. Euro Dept.

This Selected Issues paper assesses the youth unemployment problem in advanced European economies, especially the euro area. Youth unemployment rates increased sharply in the euro area after the crisis. Much...


Progress Towards External Adjustment in the Euro Area Periphery and the Baltics

by Joong Shik Kang & Jay C. Shambaugh

The euro area periphery countries and the Baltic countries, which had large current account deficits in the run-up to the crisis, needed adjustment of relative prices to achieve both internal and external balances....


Republic of Belarus :  Selected Issues

by International Monetary Fund. Euro Dept.

In recent years, the IMF has released a growing number of reports and other documents covering economic and financial developments and trends in member countries. Each report, prepared by a staff team after...


Germany:2014 Article IV Consultation-Staff Report; Press Release; and Statement by the Executive Director for Germany

by International Monetary Fund. Euro Dept.

KEY ISSUES Context: ? Germany fundamentals are sound: balance sheets are generally healthy, unemployment is at a historic low, and the fiscal position is strong. ? While a recovery is underway, medium-term growth...


Diversity in Organizations: A Critical Examination

by Cedric Herring & Loren Henderson

Diversity in Organizations argues that ensuring a diverse workforce composition has tangible benefits for organizations. Rather than relying on touchy-feely arguments, Herring and Henderson present compelling...


Voice and Involvement at Work: Experience with Non-Union Representation

by Paul J. Gollan, Bruce E. Kaufman & Daphne Taras

In the last decade, nonunion employee representation (NER) has become a much discussed topic in the fields of human resource management, employment relations, and employment/labor law. This book examines the...


The Chicano Worker

by Vernon M. Jr. Briggs, Walter Fogel & Fred H. Schmidt

The Chicano Worker is an incisive analysis of the labor-market experiences of Mexican American workers in the late twentieth century. The authors-each established in the fields of labor economics and research...


Euro Area Policies: 2014 Article IV Consultation-Staff Report; Press Release; And Statement by the Executive Director

by International Monetary Fund. Euro Dept.

This 2014 Article IV Consultation highlights that the euro area recovery is taking hold. Real output has expanded for four consecutive quarters, and financial market sentiment has improved markedly. Complementary...


Spain: 2014 Article IV Consultation-Staff Report; Staff Supplement; Press Release; And Statement by the Executive Director fo

by International Monetary Fund. Euro Dept.

This 2014 Article IV Consultation highlights that economic growth in Spain has resumed, and unemployment is falling. Exporters are gaining market share, and the current account is in surplus for the first time...


The State of Labour: The Global Financial Crisis and its Impact

by Sharit K. Bhowmik

This book analyzes the adverse effects of globalization and liberalization - acutely manifest in the increased financialization of capital and the concomitant global financial crisis of 2008-09 - on the labour...


Labor Tax Cuts and Employment:A General Equilibrium Approach for France

by Raphael A. Espinoza & Esther Pérez Ruiz

The paper presents a simple supply side, general equilibrium model to estimate the macroeconomic effects of labor tax cuts. The model assumes that output is produced using capital, unskilled and skilled workers,...


Labor Market Issues in the Caribbean: Scope to Mobilize Employment Growth

by Magda E. Kandil & Genevieve Lindow

The paper examines the determinants of employment growth, drawing on data available across a sample of Caribbean countries. To that end, the paper analyzes estimates of the employment-output elasticity and the...


Russian Federation: Selected Issues

by International Monetary Fund. Euro Dept.

Russia’s trend growth is volatile. The transition from a centrally planned to a market economy started in 1991, hence time series are relatively short compared to other countries. The size and depth of structural...


Jordan: Selected Issues

by International Monetary Fund. Midd Dept.

In recent years, the IMF has released a growing number of reports and other documents covering economic and financial developments and trends in member countries. Each report, prepared by a staff team after...