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Labor Exchange Policy in the United States


  • David E. Balducchi
    (U.S. Department of Labor)

  • Randall W. Eberts
    (W.E. Upjohn Institute)

  • Christopher J. O'Leary
    (W.E. Upjohn Institute)


This book describes the evolution of labor exchange policy in the United States, summarizes the major findings about the effectiveness of labor exchange services, and offers reflections on the future for labor exchange policy. In addition, the contributors provide an international perspective on job brokerage functions and a discussion on the appropriate role for governments in helping job seekers and employers make the proper job match.

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  • David E. Balducchi & Randall W. Eberts & Christopher J. O'Leary (ed.), 2004. "Labor Exchange Policy in the United States," Books from Upjohn Press, W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, number lep, November.
  • Handle: RePEc:upj:ubooks:lep Note: PDF is the book's first chapter. All chapters are available at

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    1. Holzer, Harry J, 1987. "Informal Job Search and Black Youth Unemployment," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 77(3), pages 446-452, June.
    2. Holzer, Harry J, 1988. "Search Method Use by Unemployed Youth," Journal of Labor Economics, University of Chicago Press, vol. 6(1), pages 1-20, January.
    3. Jacobson, Louis S & LaLonde, Robert J & Sullivan, Daniel G, 1993. "Earnings Losses of Displaced Workers," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 83(4), pages 685-709, September.
    4. Datcher, Linda, 1983. "The Impact of Informal Networks of Quit Behavior," The Review of Economics and Statistics, MIT Press, vol. 65(3), pages 491-495, August.
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    labor exchange; labor exchange services; employment match; job match;

    JEL classification:

    • J68 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Public Policy


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