The Measurement of Labor Cost

Jack E. Triplett, editor

Published in 1983 by University of Chicago Press
© 1983 by the National Bureau of Economic Research
in NBER Book Series Studies in Income and Wealth

NBER Program(s):LS, PE

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539 pages
ISBN: 0-226-81256-1

Table of Contents

Front matter: Jack E. Triplett (p. -14 - 0) (bibliographic info) (download)
1. Introduction: An Essay on Labor Cost: Jack E. Triplett (p. 1 - 60) (bibliographic info) (download)
I. Overview: Concepts, Methodology, and Data: (p. 61 - 62) (bibliographic info) (download)
2. The Fixed Employment Costs of Specialized Labor: Walter Oi (p. 63 - 122) (bibliographic info) (download)
3. Structural Estimation in Implicit Markets: James N. Brown (p. 123 - 152) (bibliographic info) (download)
4. Analysis of Labor Cost: Data Concepts and Sources: Joseph Antos (p. 153 - 182) (bibliographic info) (download)
II. Measures of Aggregate Labor Cost in the United States: (p. 183 - 184) (bibliographic info) (download)
5. Sectoral Measures of Labor Cost for the United States, 1948-1978: Frank Gollop, Dale Jorgenson (p. 185 - 236) (bibliographic info) (download)
6. The Size Distribution of Wage and Nonwage Compensation: Employer Cost versus Employee Value: Timothy Smeeding (p. 237 - 286) (bibliographic info) (download)
7. New Measures of Labor Cost: Implications for Demand Elasticities and Nominal Wage Growth: Daniel S. Hamermesh (p. 287 - 308) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
8. Intermetropolitan Wage Differentials in the United States: George Johnson (p. 309 - 332) (bibliographic info) (download)
9. Imputing Income in the CPS: Comments on "Measures of Aggregate Labor Cost in the United States": Donald Rubin (p. 333 - 344) (bibliographic info) (download)
III. Pensions and Benefits as Labor Cost Components: (p. 345 - 346) (bibliographic info) (download)
10. Estimating Wage-Fringe Trade-Offs: Some Data Problems: Robert S. Smith, Ronald G. Ehrenberg (p. 347 - 370) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
11. Fringe Benefits in Employee Compensation: Arleen Leibowitz (p. 371 - 394) (bibliographic info) (download)
12. The Effect of Pension Plans on the Pattern of Life Cycle Compensation: Richard V. Burkhauser, Joseph F. Quinn (p. 395 - 420) (bibliographic info) (download)
IV. Labor Cost Measures and Economic Policy Analysis: (p. 421 - 422) (bibliographic info) (download)
13. Measuring Labor Compensation in Controls Programs : J. Stuart McMenamin, R. Robert Russell (p. 423 - 448) (bibliographic info) (download)
14. Wage Measurement Questions Raised by an Incomes Policy: Donald A.. Nichols (p. 449 - 462) (bibliographic info) (download)
V. Data Appendixes: (p. 463 - 464) (bibliographic info) (download)
Appendix A: Current and Historical Availability of BLS Wage,Price, and Productivity Series by SIC Industries: Joseph Antos (p. 465 - 502) (bibliographic info) (download)
Appendix B: Sectoral Labor Input: Frank Gollop, Dale Jorgenson (p. 503 - 520) (bibliographic info) (download)
Appendix C: Labor Cost Series, Manufacturing and Private Business, 1953–1980: Daniel S. Hamermesh (p. 521 - 528) (bibliographic info) (download)
Contributors: (p. 529 - 530) (bibliographic info) (download)
Author Index: (p. 531 - 534) (bibliographic info) (download)
Subject Index: (p. 535 - 539) (bibliographic info) (download)
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