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Working for Nothing: The Supply of Volunteer Labor
  • R. Freeman
  • Psychology, 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
How much do immigration and trade affect labor market outcomes?
The factor proportions approach is used to examine the contributions of immigration and trade to recent changes in U.S. educational wage differentials and attempt to provide a broader assessment of the impact of immigration on the incomes of U.s. natives. Expand
The overeducated American
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
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
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
What Workers Want
Excerpt] This updated edition of What Workers Want keeps the core text and chapter structure of the first edition (Chapters 1-7 in the current book), while eliminating its appendices. The appendicesExpand
It’s Where You Work: Increases in the Dispersion of Earnings across Establishments and Individuals in the United States
This paper analyzes the role of establishments in the upward trend in dispersion of earnings that has become a central topic in economic analysis and policy debate. It decomposes changes in theExpand
On the Labor Market Effects of Immigration and Trade
In the 1980s, the wages and employment rates of less-skilled Americans fell relative to those of more-skilled workers. This paper examines the contribution of the continuing inflow of less-skilledExpand