This book is a commanding assessment of labour market theory across the social sciences. It provides a radically original critique of labour market theory, which draws constructively but critically on existing literature. The work:
* contributes to the debates on key issues in labour economics such as unemployment, gender, equal pay and the minimum theory
* illustrates the policy implications in empirical studies
* supplements existing orthodox labour market theory texts.

part |2 pages

Part I The state of play

chapter 1|10 pages

Introduction and overview

part |8 pages

Part II Critical assessments

chapter 2|36 pages

The macroeconomics of labour markets

chapter 3|15 pages

Human capital theory: labour as asset?

part |10 pages

Part III Segmented labour market theory

part |10 pages

Part IV From theory to policy

part |2 pages

Part V The forward march of labour market theory halted?

chapter 10|15 pages

The specificity of labour