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Working for Nothing: The Supply of Volunteer Labor
  • R. Freeman
  • Economics
  • Journal of Labor Economics
  • 1 January 1996
Volunteer activity is work performed without monetary recompense. This article shows that volunteering is a sizeable economic activity in the United States, that volunteers have high skills andExpand
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How much do immigration and trade affect labor market outcomes?
"This paper provides new estimates of the impact of immigration and trade on the U.S. labor market.... We examine the relation between economic outcomes for native workers and immigrant flows toExpand
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Why Do so Many Young American Men Commit Crimes and What Might We Do About it?
This paper shows that participation in crime and involvement with the criminal justice system has reached extraordinary levels among young men. With approximately 2 percent as many men incarceratedExpand
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Are Your Wages Set in Beijing
The economic troubles of less-skilled workers in the United States. and OECD-Europe during a period of rising manufacturing imports from third world countries has created a debate about whether, in aExpand
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The Incentive for Working Hard: Explaining Hours Worked Differences in the U.S. And Germany
This paper seeks to explain the greater hours worked by Americans compared to Germans in terms of forward-looking labor supply responses to differences in earnings inequality between the countries.Expand
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An Economic Analysis of Works Councils
Works councils, found in most Western European economies, are elected bodies of employees with rights to information, consultation, and in some cases co-determination of employment conditions atExpand
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The economics of crime
Crime is a major activity in the US, with implications for poverty and the allocation of public and private resources. The economics of crime focuses on the effect of incentives on criminal behavior,Expand
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Searching for the Effect of Immigration on the Labor Market
We compare two approaches to analyzing the effects of immigration on the labor market and find that the estimated effect of immigration on U.S. native labor outcomes depends critically on theExpand
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Unionism and the Dispersion of Wages
This study examines the effect of trade unionism on the dispersion of wages among male wage and salary workers in the private sector in the United States. It finds that the application of union wageExpand
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Demand for Education
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