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Labor Economics [Hardcover]

George Borjas
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February 23, 2009 0073511366 978-0073511368 5
Labor Economics, 5e is a well-received text that blends coverage of traditional topics with modern theory and developments into a superb Labor Economics book. The Fifth Edition builds on the features and concepts that made the first four editions successful, updating and adding new content to keep the text on the cusp of recent events in the Labor Economics field. The new edition continues to be the most concise book in the market, enabling the instructor to teach all relevant material in a semester-long class. Despite the book’s brevity, the instructor will find that all of the key topics in labor economics are efficiently covered in the Fifth Edition. Thanks to updated pedagogy, new end-of-chapter material, and even stronger instructor support, the Fifth Edition of Labor Economics remains one of the most relevant textbooks in the market.

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Edited and with a new introduction by George J. Borjas, Harvard University

--This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.

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  • Hardcover: 576 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Irwin; 5 edition (February 23, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0073511366
  • ISBN-13: 978-0073511368
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 7.7 x 9.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #285,986 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Without question the BEST Labor Economics text ever! December 18, 2002
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This is truly an amazing work, which shows so many models of labor market phenomena at the undergraduate level that an undergraduate's economics education is incomplete without it. This book is essential reading for both undergraduates and policymakers who want to learn labor economics, economics in general, or have a deeper understanding of public policy issues. The best features are its unmatched explanations of human capital models, labor market discrimination models, and labor union models -- which will change the way you think of these issues and give deeper understanding. The book is both concise, deep, a quick and fun read, and makes Nobel-prize winning material accessible to any undergraduate or policy maker.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best Labor Econ Text August 6, 2011
I teach Labor Economics and this is the best text on the market. A study guide with extra problems would be helpful. Note that critical reviews are about delivery, condition and customer service when using 3rd party sellers. The text itself is excellent.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, accessible December 6, 2009
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This was a good textbook for labor economics, very accessible. It describes the theory in good detail then goes on to give examples of what happens in the real world. If I wasn't buying for class, I would still have bought an earlier edition.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome deal October 6, 2012
By Sam
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I saved 170 dollars over what my school bookstore was charging. Item arrived in great shape. Used (a little rumpled) but no underlines, highlights, or tears.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding Text June 19, 2012
By Alex
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I am a little biased because labor economics is one of my primary fields of study, but this book informs on a wide range of relevant areas. I would highly recommend it to any undergraduate economics student looking to see applications of microeconomics. However, this is not a graduate text, as can be seen by the lack of calculus in solving micro problems.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Correct Book March 28, 2012
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The right book that they use at the Salt Lake Community College. Works the way I want it to. Can I ask for more?
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good source February 19, 2012
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I bought this as a manitory textbook but it's great as an informational source for those who want to know more into the subject of labor economics and employment statistics.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great shape. Fast delivery. As described.
The item itself was great. The delivery was fast. However, Amazon's customer service was poor. I registered for a student program to recieve free shipping. Read more
Published on March 6, 2011 by Roger K.
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Published on January 3, 2011 by Nikki L. Brown
5.0 out of 5 stars On time and in condition as stated
The book arrived in brand new condition, as it was stated. It also did not receive any damages in the shipping and came on time for my shipping selection.
Published on October 11, 2009 by Christina
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Condidtion
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Published on September 16, 2009 by erudolph
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Maybe I didn't read the little words on one side, or I was buying this book too much in a hurry. But the book was an international version that was not supposed to be sold in the... Read more
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