Erica L. Groshen, Industrial and Labor Relations School, Cornell University
Harry J. Holzer, McCourt School of Public Policy, Georgetown University
Labor market institutions and policies are key determinants of social and economic outcomes such as poverty, inequality, and economic growth. This
call for papers
is for an issue of The Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences which will examine recent labor market trends and policies in the U.S. and what they mean for future growth and inequality in earnings.
Submitted papers should review recent trends and developments and synthesize the research findings on their causes; speculate on how these factors may shape labor markets in the coming years; and offer policy sugges- tions. We seek non - technical, forward - looking papers that are accessible to both social scientists and policy - makers. The papers will be categorized into those addressing: shifting demand and supply in the labor market; worker - oriented institutions and policies; and new developments in firms and their future implications.
Prospective contributors should submit a CV and an abstract of their study (up to two pages in length, single or double - spaced) along with up to two pages of supporting material (e.g., tables, figures, pictures, etc.) by January 19, 2018 at 5pm ET/2pm PT.
Click here for a description of the topics covered in this call for papers, for guidelines on submitting a paper, and the issue ’ s schedule.
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