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Abstract. Three common hypotheses about disproportionate Black and Hispanic unemployment among metropolitan males are tested, using data from the 1980 Population and the 1977 Economic Censuses. It is found that Black and Hispanic male unemployment is higher relative to that of Whites where jobs...
Abstract. Job search has profound implications for both the extent and duration of unemployment and hence for the efficient allocation of human resources. Yet, little is known about the relative effectiveness of alternative methods of job search. This study uses the National Longitudinal Survey...
Abstract. The volume of the sea fish catch in the Republic of Ireland increased by 16 times in the period 1950‐82. Influences contributing to development included active promotion by a State agency, government funding, fleet expansion, growth in the labor force, establishment of processing, and...
Abstract. The reallocative effects on bauxite production in Jamaica following the imposition of an ad valorem tax in 1974 are considered. The international aluminum industry, being both vertically and horizontally integrated, evolved a successful strategy of time‐phasing bauxite production...
Abstract. Publicly‐regulated firms are sheltered from competition and are inefficient. When analyzed within the theoretical framework of X‐inefficiency, it is discovered that they are subsidized by a quasi excise tax and result in deadweight losses to society. When the losses and X‐inefficiency...
Abstract. A new frontier in forensic economics has emerged: expert testimony on the loss of earning capacity due to the wrongful death of a household producer not in the labor force. Forensic economics—the application of economic analysis by an expert witness—in this area is at an early stage of...
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