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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)

Abstract

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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  • Burt S. Barnow & John Trutko & Jaclyn Schede Piatak, 2013. "Occupational Labor Shortages: Concepts, Causes, Consequences, and Cures," Books from Upjohn Press, W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, number ols, November.
  • Handle: RePEc:upj:ubooks:ols
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    Cited by:

    1. Peter Cappelli, 2014. "Skill Gaps, Skill Shortages and Skill Mismatches: Evidence for the US," NBER Working Papers 20382, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
    2. Driouchi, Ahmed, 2014. "Evidence and Prospects of Shortage and Mobility of Medical Doctors: A Literature Survey," MPRA Paper 59322, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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    Keywords

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

    JEL classification:

    • J21 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Labor Force and Employment, Size, and Structure
    • J23 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Labor Demand
    • J24 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity

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