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From Preschool to Prosperity: The Economic Payoff to Early Childhood Education

From Preschool to Prosperity: The Economic Payoff to Early Childhood Education
Timothy J. Bartik
Bartik shows that investment in high-quality early childhood education has several long-term benefits, including higher adult earnings for program participants.

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What Does the Minimum Wage Do?

What Does the Minimum Wage Do?
Dale Belman and Paul J. Wolfson
This book attempts to make sense of the research on the minimum wage that began in the early 1990s. The authors look at who is affected by the minimum wage, both directly and indirectly; which observable, measurable variables (e.g., wages, employment, school enrollment) the minimum wage influences; how long it takes for the variables to respond to the minimum wage and the size and desirability of the effect; why the minimum wage has the results it does (and not others); and the workers most likely to be affected by changes to the minimum wage.

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The New Scarlet Letter?: Negotiating the U.S. Labor Market with a Criminal Record

The New Scarlet Letter?: Negotiating the U.S. Labor Market with a Criminal Record
Steven Raphael
This book explores the difficulties facing ex-offenders as they try to enter and remain in the U.S. labor market.

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Social Security and Pension Reform: International Perspectives

Social Security and Pension Reform: International Perspectives
Marek Szczepanski and John A. Turner, Editors
Countries around the world are reforming their social security and pension systems. International studies often focus on social security reforms in Europe and North America, and may include Latin America. Reforms, however, are also occurring in Asia and Africa, and include reforms of voluntary and employer-provided pensions as well as social security programs. This book discusses both social security and employer-provided pension reforms, as well as reforms in most regions of the world.

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The Road Through the Rust Belt: From Preeminence to Decline to Prosperity

The Road Through the Rust Belt: From Preeminence to Decline to Prosperity
William M. Bowen, Editor
The chapters in this book explore reasons for the decline of "Rust Belt" cities and the often innovative responses of local leaders and entrepreneurs that are helping to revive these areas.

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Stages of Occupational Regulation: Analysis of Case Studies

Stages of Occupational Regulation: Analysis of Case Studies
Morris M. Kleiner
Kleiner examines occupations that are at various stages of regulation to determine to what extent regulation has influenced the individuals in the occupations, consumers, and related occupational practitioners.

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Tackling Unemployment: The Legislative Dynamics of the Employment Act of 1946

Tackling Unemployment: The Legislative Dynamics of the Employment Act of 1946
Ruth Wasem
Wasem examines the impacts and implications of the Employment Act of 1946 and discusses how provisions of the Act might be useful for today's policymakers.

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