Readings

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Lec # topics readings
1 Introduction
2 Thinking About Policy in Broad Terms and Outcomes Thinking About Policy in Broad Terms

Amazon logo Weir, M., A. Orloff, and T. Skocpol, eds. "Understanding American Social Politics." In The Politics of Social Policy in the United States. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1998. ISBN: 0691028419.

Amazon logo Korpi, W. "Approaches to the Study of Poverty in the United States, Critical Notes From A European Perspective." Poverty and Public Policy. Edited by Vincent Covello. Rochester, VT: Schenkman Books, 1980. ISBN: 0870738895.

Amazon logo Lindbeck, A. "Overshooting, Reform, and the Retreat of the Welfare State." In The Welfare State: The Selected Essays of Assar Lindbeck. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing, 1993. ISBN: 185278721X.

Amazon logo Blank, R. Social Protection vs. Economic Flexibility: Is There A Tradeoff? Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 1994, Introduction, and chapter 1. ISBN: 0226056783.

Outcomes

Amazon logo Osterman, P., T. Kochan, M. Piore, and R. Locke. Working In America. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2002, chapter 2. ISBN: 0262650622.

Amazon logo Osterman, P. Securing Prosperity. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2000, chapter 1, and 2. ISBN: 0691086885.
3 The Demand for Labor Howell, D. "The Skills Myth." The American Prospect, Summer 1994, 81-90.

Amazon logo Levy, F. and R. Murnane. "Honda of America and Northwestern Mutual Life." In Teaching the New Basic Skills. New York, NY: Free Press, 1996. ISBN: 0684827395

Cappelli, P. "Is the 'Skills Gap' Really About Attitudes?" California Business Review (Summer 1995).

Johnson, G. "Changes In Earnings Inequality: The Role of Demand Shifts." Journal of Economic Perspectives (Spring 1997): 41-54.

Holzer, H., J. Lane, and L. Vilhuber. "Escaping Low Earnings: The Role of Employer Characteristics and Changes." Industrial and Labor Relations Review (July 2004).
4 Changing Work Structures Within Firms / Internal Labor Markets, Networks, Structure Changing Work Structures Within Firms

Amazon logo Osterman, P. Securing Prosperity. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2000, chapter 1, 2, and 4. ISBN: 0691086885.

Houseman, S. "Flexible Staffing Arrangements." Working Paper. Kalamazoo, MI: W. E. UpJohn Institute of Employment in the United States, 1999.

Internal Labor Markets, Networks, Structure

Amazon logo Osterman, P., ed. "Introduction." In Internal Labor Markets. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1984. ISBN: 0262150263.

Piore, M. "Notes for A Theory of Labor Market Stratification." MIT Working Paper. Department of Economics, 1972.

Amazon logo Newman, K. No Shame In My Game. New York, NY: Vintage Press, 2000, chapters 3, and 6. ISBN: 0375703799.
5 Policy Overview and Alternative National Systems Amazon logo Weir, M. Politics and Jobs. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1993, chapter 3, and 4. ISBN: 0691024928.

Amazon logo America's Choice: High Skills or Low Wages. National Center on Education and Economy, 1990, Executive Summary, and chapters 2 and 12. ISBN: 0962706302.

Amazon logo Heckman, J., and A. Krueger. Inequality In America: What Role for Human Capital Policies? Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2004, pp. 1-76. ISBN: 0262083280.

Amazon logo Osterman, P. Employment Futures. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 1988, chapter 6. ISBN: 019505279X.
6 The Evaluation: An Overview

Youth Labor Market
The Evaluation Literature: An Overview

Friedlander, D., D. Greenberg, and P. Robins. "Evaluating Government Training Programs for the Economically Disadvantaged." Journal of Economic Literature 34, no. 4 (1997): 1809-1855.

Youth Labor Market

Amazon logo Osterman, P. "Is There A Problem With The Youth Labor Market, And If So How Should We Fix It?" In Poverty, Inequality, and The Future of Social Policy. Edited by Katherine McFate, Roger Lawson, and William Julius Wilson. New York, NY: Russell Sage Foundation Publications, 1996. ISBN: 0871545934.

Amazon logo Soskice, D. "Reconciling Markets and Institutions: The German Apprenticeship System." In Training and the Private Sector. Edited by Lynch. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 1994. ISBN: 0226498107.

Bailey, T. "Can Youth Apprenticeship Thrive in the United States?" Educational Researcher (April 1993): 4-10.

Amazon logo Stern, D., et al. School To Work. London, UK: The Falmer Press, 1995, chapters 2, and 3. ISBN: 0750704292.
7 Adult Training Fitzgerald, J., and V. Carlson. "Ladders To A Better Life." The American Prospect, 19 June 2000.

Amazon logo Giloth, R., ed. "Introduction," "Poppe, Shawn, and Martison," "Kazis," "Carnevale," and "Berry." Chapters 1, 2, 3, 7, and 8 in Workforce Intermediaries In the Twenty-First Century. Philadelphia, PA: Temple University Press, 2003. ISBN: 1592132049.

Clark, P., and S. Dawson. Jobs and the Urban Poor. Aspen, CO: Aspen Institute, 2005, pp. 1-33. (PDF)

Conway, M., and S. Loker. "Garment Industry Development Corporation: A Case Study of a Sectoral Employment Development Approach." Working Paper. Aspen, CO: Aspen Institute, 1999.

Glasmeier, A., C. Nelson, and J. Thompson. "Jane Addams Resource Corp: A Case Study of a Sectoral Employment Development Approach." Working Paper. Aspen, CO: Aspen Institute, 1999.

Rangarajan, A. "Staying On, Moving Up: Strategies to Help Low Wage Workers Retain Employment and Advance in Their Jobs." Working Paper. Princeton, NJ: Mathematica Policy Research, 2000.

Amazon logo Strawn, J., and K. Martinson. "Promoting Access to Better Jobs: Lessons for Job Advancement From Welfare Reform." In Low-Wage Workers in the New Economy. Washington, DC: The Urban Institute Press, 2001. ISBN: 0877667055.

Teitz, M. "Neighborhood Economies: Local Communities and Regional Labor Markets." Economic Development Quarterly, May 1989.

Porter, M. "The Competitive Advantage of the Inner City." Harvard Business Review (May/June 1995).
8 Unions and Living Wage Campaigns Unions

Amazon logo Turner, B. "Union Innovations: Moving Workers from Poverty into Family Sustaining Jobs." In Low Wage Workers in the New Economy. Washington, DC: The Urban Institute Press, 2001. ISBN: 0877667055.

Erickson, C. "Justice for Janitors in Los Angeles." British Journal of Industrial Relations 40 (April 2002): 543-567.

Amazon logo Osterman, P., T. Kochan, M. Piore, and R. Locke. Working In America. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2002, chapter 4. ISBN: 0262650622.

Living Wage Campaigns

Freeman, R. "Fighting For Other Folks' Wages: The Logic of Living Wage Campaigns." Forthcoming issue of Industrial Relations.

Brenner, M. "The Economic Impact of the Boston Living Wage Ordinance." Forthcoming issue of Industrial Relations.

Adams, S., and D. Neumark. "When Do Living Wages Bite?" Forthcoming issue of Industrial Relations.
9 Organizing and Pulling It Together Organizing

Amazon logo Osterman, P. Gathering Power, The Future of Progressive Politics In America. Boston, MA: Beacon Press, 2003, chapters 2, and 5. ISBN: 0807043389.

Osterman, P., and B. Lautsch. "Project QUEST: A Report to the Ford Foundation." Working Paper. Boston, MA: MIT Sloan School of Management, January 1996.

Pulling It Together

Amazon logo Osterman, P. Securing Prosperity. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2000, chapters 5, 6, and 7. ISBN: 0691086885.

Uhalde, R., M. Selzer, P. Tate, and R. Klein-Collins. "Towards A National Workforce Education Policy." National Center on Education and the Economy, 2003.
10-11 Student Papers