Publications

1986
Freeman R. In Search of Union Wage Concession in Standard Data Sets. Industrial Relations. 1986.
Freeman R. The Effect of the Union Wage Differential on Management Opposition and Union Organizing Success. American Economic Review: AEA Papers and Proceedings. 1986;76 (2) :92-96.
Freeman R. Effects of Unions on the Economy. In: Unions in Transition: Entering the Second Century. San Francisco, CA: ICS Press ; 1986.
The Black Youth Employment Crisis
Freeman R, Holzer H. The Black Youth Employment Crisis. University of Chicago Press; 1986. Publisher's VersionAbstract
In recent years, the earnings of young blacks have risen substantially relative to those of young whites, but their rates of joblessness have also risen to crisis levels. The papers in this volume, drawing on the results of a groundbreaking survey conducted by the National Bureau of Economic Research, analyze the history, causes, and features of this crisis. The findings they report and conclusions they reach revise accepted explanations of black youth unemployment. The contributors identify primary determinants on both the demand and supply sides of the market and provide new information on important aspects of the problem, such as drug use, crime, economic incentives, and attitudes among the unemployed. Their studies reveal that, contrary to popular assumptions, no single factor is the predominant cause of black youth employment problems. They show, among other significant factors, that where female employment is high, black youth employment is low; that even in areas where there are many jobs, black youths get relatively few of them; that the perceived risks and rewards of crime affect decisions to work or to engage in illegal activity; and that churchgoing and aspirations affect the success of black youths in finding employment. Altogether, these papers illuminate a broad range of economic and social factors which must be understood by policymakers before the black youth employment crisis can be successfully addressed.
1985
Freeman R, Holzer HJ. Young Blacks and Jobs - What We Now Know. The Public Interest. 1985.
Bell L, Freeman R. Does a Flexible Industry Wage Structure Increase Employment?: The U.S. Experience. 1985.
Freeman R. Unions, Pensions, and Union Pension Funds. In: Pensions, Labor, and Individual Choice. University of Chicago Press for NBER ; 1985.
Medoff J, Freeman R. Looking at Labor Unions: A Current Portrait. Dialogue. 1985;68 :25-31.
Freeman R. Why Are Unions Faring Poorly in NLRB Representation Elections?. In: Challenges And Choices Facing American Labor. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press ; 1985.
Ichniowski B, Lauer H, Freeman R. Collective Bargaining Laws & Threat Effects of Unionism in Determination of Police Compensation. Journal of Labor Economics. 1985;72 :191-209.
1984
Freeman R. The Structure of Labor Markets: A Book Review Three Decades Later. In: Comparative Development Perspectives. Westview Press ; 1984.
Freeman R. De-mystifying the Japanese Labor Market. In: The Economic Analysis of the Japanese Firm. Elsevier Science Pubs ; 1984. pp. 125-129.
Freeman R. Public Policy and Employment Discrimination in the U.S. In: Ethnic Pluralism and Public Policy. ; 1984.
Freeman R. Affirmative Action: Good, Bad or Irrelevant. New Perspectives. 1984;Fall.
Freeman R, Medoff J. The Impact of Collective Bargaining: Can the New Facts Be Explained by Monopoly Unionism?. In: Research in Labor Economics. (JAI Press ; 1984.
Freeman R. Longitudinal Analysis of the Effect of Trade Unions. Journal of Labor Economics. 1984;2 (1) :1-26.
Medoff J, Freeman R. A New Portrait of U.S. Unionism. Entrepreneurial Economy. 1984;2 (12) :2-4.
Medoff J, Freeman R. Trade Unions and Productivity: Some New Evidence on an Old Issue. In: Annals of the American Academy. ; 1984.
Freeman R, Medoff J. What Do Unions Do. N.Y. Basic Books; 1984. Publisher's Version
1983
Freeman R. Crime and Unemployment. In: Crime and Public Policy. San Francisco: ICS Press ; 1983. pp. Chapter 6.

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