This book examines a variety of important trends related to labor in the new economy, including inequality of earnings and other forms of compensation, job security, employer reliance on temporary and contract workers, hours of work, and workplace safety and health. "Labor in the New Economy" also addresses a host of measurement issues: from the treatment of outliers, imputation methods, and weighting in the context of specific surveys to the evaluation of the strengths and weaknesses of data from different sources. This volume provides important insight into the recent past and it will be a useful tool for researchers in the future.
Katharine G. Abraham is a professor in the Joint Program in Survey Methodology, adjunct professor of economics, and faculty associate of the Maryland Population Research Center at the University of Maryland, and a research associate of the NBER. James R. Spletzer is a senior research economist at the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Michael Harper is associate commissioner for productivity and technology at the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.