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Occupational Labor Shortages: Concepts, Causes, Consequences, and Cures

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  • Burt S. Barnow

    (George Washington University)

  • John Trutko

    (Capital Research Corporation)

  • Jaclyn Schede Piatak

    (American University)

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    Barnow, Trutko, and Piatak focus on whether persistent occupation-specific labor shortages might lead to inefficiencies in the U.S. economy. They describe why shortages arise, the difficulty in ascertaining that a shortage is present, and how to assess strategies to alleviate the shortage.

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    This book is provided by W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research in its series Books from Upjohn Press with number ols and published in 2013.

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    Keywords: Labor shortages; labor demand; skills matching; immigration; job training;

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