On SAGE Insight: The link between superbugs and hospital outsourced cleaners

[The following post is re-blogged from SAGE Insight. Click here to view the original post.] Article title: Superbugs versus outsourced cleaners: Employment Arrangements and the Spread of Health Care–Associated Infections From ILR Review On any given day, one in every 25 patients in U.S. hospitals has a health care–associated or hospital-acquired infection (HAI)—one of a … Continue reading On SAGE Insight: The link between superbugs and hospital outsourced cleaners

Happy Labor Day from Management INK!

In honor of Labor Day in the United States, we're pleased to feature a collection of articles from ILR Review. The collection includes nine articles related to Labor Economics. One paper, entitled "Workforce Reduction at Women-Owned Businesses in the United States," authors David A. Mats and Amalia R. Miller find an association between female business leadership and increased … Continue reading Happy Labor Day from Management INK!

Understanding Vocational Education in Industrialized Countries

[We're pleased to welcome Nuria Rodriguez-Planas. Nuria published an article in ILR Review in March  2015, entitled "A Road Map to Vocational Education and Training in Industrialized Countries" with co-authors Werner Eichhorst, Ricarda Schmidl and Klaus F. Zimmermann.] Our contribution to the ILR Review was motivated by a background study of IZA contributing to the … Continue reading Understanding Vocational Education in Industrialized Countries

Labor Economics and May Day throughout the Year

As in recent years, work and economic issues have been on the minds of citizens worldwide - and not just on May Day. Almost on a daily basis we've seen or read about the challenges faced by employers, employees, unions, policy makers, and governments worldwide. From debates over raising the minimum wage, to discussions of … Continue reading Labor Economics and May Day throughout the Year

Book Review: The Third Globalization: Can Wealthy Nations Stay Rich in the Twenty-First Century?

The Third Globalization: Can Wealthy Nations Stay Rich in the Twenty-First Century? Edited by Dan Breznitz, John Zysman . Oxford, UK and New York: Oxford University Press, 2013. 432 pp. ISBN 978-0199917822, $105 (Cloth); ISBN 978-0199917846, $39.95 (Paperback). Hiram Samel of the University of Oxford recently took the time to review the book in the … Continue reading Book Review: The Third Globalization: Can Wealthy Nations Stay Rich in the Twenty-First Century?

Working for a Living – Jobs, Employment, Labor, Economics

Today is the day in the US when we give a shout-out to all those who labor.  The first Labor Day celebration in the U.S. took place in New York City on September 5th, 1882, and in 1894 the first Monday in September was designated a national holiday to commemorate the achievements and contributions of workers.  On … Continue reading Working for a Living – Jobs, Employment, Labor, Economics

Book Review: Steven Raphael: The New Scarlet Letter? Negotiating the U.S. Labor Market with a Criminal Record

The New Scarlet Letter? Negotiating the U.S. Labor Market with a Criminal Record. By Steven Raphael. Kalamazoo, MI: W.E. Upjohn Institute Press, 2014. 107 pp. ISBN 978-0-880994798, $14.99 (Paperback). Shawn Bushway and Megan Denver of University at Albany, State University of New York recently reviewed the book by Steven Raphael in the August issue of … Continue reading Book Review: Steven Raphael: The New Scarlet Letter? Negotiating the U.S. Labor Market with a Criminal Record

May Day: Research has much to say about challenges in the workplace.

Work issues have often taken center stage this year. From debates over raising the minimum wage, to discussions of pay equity and discrimination, workplace health risk factors and health insurance, and more, labor and work concerns are on the minds of employers, employees, unions, policy makers, and governments worldwide. On this day set aside to … Continue reading May Day: Research has much to say about challenges in the workplace.

Don’t Miss Your Chance to Read ILR Review’s Symposium on Skill Shortages and Mismatches for Free!

There's still time to read ILR Review's Symposium on Skill Shortages and Mismatches for free! Are the complaints over the supply of education-related skills in the U.S. labor force warranted? Is skill mismatch delaying the United States economy's return to health? Is vocational education actually effective at facilitating transitions into employment? These questions are explored … Continue reading Don’t Miss Your Chance to Read ILR Review’s Symposium on Skill Shortages and Mismatches for Free!

Is There a Shortage of Skilled Workers?

[We're pleased to welcome Lawrence M. Kahn of Cornell University. Dr. Kahn currently serves as co-editor of ILR Review.] In recent years, some employers, researchers and policymakers have raised concerns about a shortage of skilled workers in the United States. In some instances, the supposed shortage takes the form of poor literacy and numeracy skills … Continue reading Is There a Shortage of Skilled Workers?