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A Future of Good Jobs? America's Challenge in the Global Economy


  • Timothy J. Bartik
    (W.E. Upjohn Institute)

  • Susan n. Houseman
    (W.E. Upjohn Institute)


Leading Policy analysts examine the challenges facing U.S. labor market policy and propose concrete steps to make American workers and employers more competitive in a global economy.

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  • Timothy J. Bartik & Susan n. Houseman (ed.), 2008. "A Future of Good Jobs? America's Challenge in the Global Economy," Books from Upjohn Press, W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, number fgj, November.
  • Handle: RePEc:upj:ubooks:fgj Note: PDF is the book's first chapter. All chapters are available from

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    1. Ian Dew-Becker & Robert J. Gordon, 2005. "Where Did the Productivity Growth Go? Inflation Dynamics and the Distribution of Income," NBER Working Papers 11842, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
    2. Katharine G. Abraham & Susan N. Houseman, 2008. "Removing Barriers to Work for Older Americans," Book chapters authored by Upjohn Institute researchers,in: Timothy J. Bartik & Susan N. Houseman (ed.), A Future of Good Jobs? America's Challenge in the Global Economy, chapter 5, pages 161-202 W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research.
    3. Henry S. Farber, 2005. "What do we know about Job Loss in the United States? Evidence from the Displaced Workers Survey, 1984-2004," Working Papers 877, Princeton University, Department of Economics, Industrial Relations Section..
    4. Ian Dew-Becker & Robert J. Gordon, 2005. "Where Did Productivity Growth Go? Inflation Dynamics and the Distribution of Income," Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, Economic Studies Program, The Brookings Institution, vol. 36(2), pages 67-150.
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    1. Joelle Saad-Lessler & Teresa Ghilarducci, 2013. "New Policies for an Older Unemployed Population," SCEPA working paper series. SCEPA's main areas of research are macroeconomic policy, inequality and poverty, and globalization. 2013-3, Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis (SCEPA), The New School.

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    labor market policy; job training; health care; older workers; labor demand; labor supply; ex-offenders;

    JEL classification:

    • I11 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Analysis of Health Care Markets
    • J24 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity
    • J26 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Retirement; Retirement Policies


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