The Institute's publications program helps accomplish this by producing books and ebooks that offer rigorous yet accessible exploration of topical, policy-relevant issues.
The first monograph published by the Institute, Full Employment in Your Community, appeared in 1947. Since then some 225 books on a wide variety of labor-related issues have been published. To date, 27 of these books have been recognized by Princeton University's Industrial Relations Section as being "Noteworthy Books in Labor Economics and Industrial Relations," one of the highest honors attainable for books on such topics.
The most prominent issues employers with aging workers face are declining productivity, rising labor and benefits costs, and a suboptimal age distribution of their workforces. According to the authors, employers could respond to these issues by finding new ways to accommodate older workers with, for instance, phased retirement and return-to-work policies.Read more and download a free PDF
The authors begin by defining what is meant by “employee ownership” and then discuss the prevalence of such firms in the United States. They also examine how employee ownership affects employment stability and why employee ownership firms have survived recessions more successfully than other firms.Read More
For policymakers, economics is a useful tool in the development and evaluation of public policy. And like many sciences, economics is evolving to become more interdisciplinary in its approach. Today, economic theory is often used in conjunction with insights gleaned from psychology and sociology to create a more inclusive, real-world approach to implementing public policy.Read More
Social Security currently lacks the financing to pay for benefits already promised and the Congressional Budget Office projects that insolvency will occur in 2031. While many proposals for fixing the system have been floated, most are little more than bandages that stem the bleeding but fail to address the underlying malady.Read more and download a free PDF
This series of "short books" are authored by noted experts who provide a concise discussion of a range of important labor market issues along with the programs and policy recommendations that address those issues. Books in this series are available as free PDF downloads or as paperbacks.
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