Publications

1988
Bloom DE, Freeman R. Economic Development and the Timing and Components of Population Growth. Journal of Policy Modelling. 1988;10 (1).
Freeman R, Rein M. The Dutch Choice: A Plea for Social Policy Complementary to Work. HRWB Series. 1988.
Freeman R. Evaluating the European View that the U.S. has No Unemployment Problem. American Economic Review. 1988;78 (2) :294-299.
Labour Market Institutions and Economic Performance. Economic Policy . 1988;6 :64-80.
Freeman R. Canada in the World Labour Market. Economic Council of Canada; 1988.
Freeman R, Valletta R. Appendix B: The NBER Public Sector Collective Bargaining Law Data Set. In: When Public Sector Workers Unionize. University of Chicago Press for NBER ; 1988. pp. 299-420. Publisher's Version
Freeman R, Ichniowski C, Zax J. Appendix A: Collective Organization of Labor in the Public Sector. In: When Public Sector Workers Unionize. University of Chicago Press for NBER ; 1988. pp. 365-398.
Freeman R, Valletta R. The Effects of Public Sector Labor Laws on Labor Market Institutions and Outcomes. In: When Public Sector Workers Unionize. University of Chicago Press for NBER ; 1988. pp. 81-106. effects_of_public_sector_ll_on_lm_institutions_-_w-valetta_1988.pdf
Ichniowski C, Freeman R. The Public Sector Look of American Unionism. In: When Public Sector Workers Unionize. University of Chicago Press for NBER ; 1988. pp. 1-18.
Freeman R. Contraction and Expansion: The Divergence of Private and Public Sector Unionism in the United States. Journal of Economic Perspectives. 1988;2 (2) :63-68.
Freeman R. Union Density and Economic Performance, An Analysis of U.S. States. European Economic Review. 1988;32 :707-716.
When Public Sector Workers Unionize
Freeman R, Ichniowski C. When Public Sector Workers Unionize. 1988: University of Chicago Press; 1988. Publisher's VersionAbstract
In the 1980s, public sector unionism has become the most vibrant component of the American labor movement. What does this new "look" of organized labor mean for the economy? Do labor-management relations in the public sector mirror patterns in the private, or do they introduce a novel paradigm onto the labor scene? What can the private sector learn from the success of collective bargaining in the public? Contributors to When Public Sector Workers Unionize—which was developed from the NBER's program on labor studies—examine these and other questions using newly collected data on public sector labor laws, labor relations practices of state and local governments, and labor market outcomes. Topics considered include the role, effect, and evolution of public sector labor law and the effects that public sector bargaining has on both wage and nonwage issues. Several themes emerge from the studies in this volume. Most important, public sector labor law has a strong and pervasive effect on bargaining and on wage and employment outcomes in public sector labor markets. Also, public sector unionism affects the economy in ways that are different from, and in many cases opposite to, the ways private sector unionism does, appearing to stimulate rather than reduce employment, reducing rather than increasing layoff rates, and developing innovate ways to settle labor disputes such as compulsory interest arbitration instead of strikes and lockouts found in the private sector.
1987
Hall B, Freeman R. Permanent Homelessness in America. Population Research and Policy Review. 1987;6 (3) :3-27.
Bloom D, Korenman S, Freeman R. The Labour-Market Consequences of Generational Crowding. European Journal of Population. 1987;3 :131-176.
Weitzman ML, Freeman R. Bonuses and Employment in Japan. Journal of the Japanese and International Economies. 1987;1 :168-194.
Freeman R. If it Doesn't Work, Fix it .. If You Can: Reforming the Labor Market in Socialist Poland. World Bank; 1987.
Freeman R. Are British Wages Unresponsive to Market Forces?. 1987.
Freeman R. The Relation of Criminal Activity to Black Youth Unemployment. Review of Black Political Economy. 1987;16 (1-2) :99-107.
Freeman R. Supply Elasticity for Educated Labor. In: Encyclopedia of Education. ; 1987.
Freeman R. Demand Elasticity for Educated Labor. In: Encyclopedia of Education. ; 1987.

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