An Introduction to the Canadian Labour Market, 2nd Edition
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An Introduction to the Canadian Labour Market is designed for prospective human resource professionals. The text avoids the highly sophisticated statistical techniques that have come to characterize the field over the last two decades. Concepts are presented in non-technical language without relying on mathematical equations. Four goals define the book’s practical approach: 1) to inform the reader about major trends and developments in the Canadian labour market; 2) provide explanation for these real-world developments and labour market outcomes; 3) show why economists sometimes disagree; and 4) teach the reader to apply labour market theory to analyses of current events and labour policy issues.
- Updates that incorporate recent census data and changes in government legislation.
- Appendix A: Some Basic Economic Concept will be incorporated into an expanded Chapter 2
- Each chapter will include a feature box entitled Labour Market Issue that references timely, relevant real-world issues written by the author or adapted from outside sources.
- Each chapter will include web icons in the margin relating to web addresses to be provided at the end of chapters. Web addresses will appear at end of chapter with page reference.
- Each chapter will include the following end of chapter material: Summary, Key Terms list, Exercises, Discussion Questions,Using the Internet web exercise, and References.
Table of Contents
- Chapter 1 Introduction
- Chapter 2 Overview of the Labour Market
- Chapter 3 Institutional Aspects of the Labour Market
- Chapter 4 Growth of the Canadian Labour Force
- Chapter 5 Employment
- Chapter 6 Unemployment
- Chapter 7 Trends in Labour Compensation
- Chapter 8 Labour Market Decisions of Households
- Chapter 9 Labour Market Decisions of Firms
- Chapter 10 Wage Rate and Employment Determination
- Chapter 11 Wage Rate Differentials
- Chapter 12 Education, Training and Earning Differentials