WEfocus series

The Upjohn Press’s WEfocus series of "short books" are authored by noted experts who provide concise discussions 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 low-cost paperbacks.

Currently available

Workers' Compensation: Analysis for Its Second Century

H. Allan Hunt and Marcus Dillender

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Extending Work Life: Can Employers Adapt When Employees Want to Delay Retirement?

Robert Clark and Melinda Sandler Morrill

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Sustaining Social Security in an Era of Population Aging

John A. Turner

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Surviving Job Loss: Papermakers in Maine and Minnesota

Kenneth A. Root and Rosemarie J. Park

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Guild-Ridden Labor Markets: The Curious Case of Occupational Licensing

Morris M. Kleiner

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Promise Nation: Transforming Communities through Place-Based Scholarships

Michelle Miller-Adams

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Privatizing Railroad Retirement

Steven A. Sass
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From Preschool to Prosperity: The Economic Payoff to Early Childhood Education

Timothy J. Bartik
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The New Scarlet Letter? Negotiating the U.S. Labor Market with a Criminal Record

Steven Raphael
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