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Workers' Rights: Rethinking Protective Labor Legislation

Ronald G. Ehrenberg

NBER Working Paper No. 1754
Issued in October 1985
NBER Program(s):   LS

This paper focuses on a few directions in which protective labor legislation might be expanded in the United States over the next decade and the implications of expansion in each area for labor markets. Specifically, it addresses the areas of hours of work, unjust dismissal, comparable worth, and plant closings. In each case, the discussion stresses the need to be explicit about how private markets have failed,the need for empirical evidence to test such market failure claims, the need for economic analysis of potential unintended side effects ofpolicy changes, and the existing empirical estimates of the likely magnitudes of these effects.

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Document Object Identifier (DOI): 10.3386/w1754

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  • Ehrenberg, Ronald G. "Workers' Rights: Rethinking Protective Labor Legislation," Research in Labor Economics, Vol. 8, Part B, 1986. ,
  • D. Lee Bawden and Felicity Skidmore, editors, Rethinking Employment Policy, Washington DC: The Urban Institute Press, 1989.

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