By Editor Charles J. Whalen
This booklet will pay tribute to Vernon Briggs Jr. and his enduring mark at the research of human assets. The chapters, by means of his scholars and associates, discover and expand Briggs's paintings on employment, schooling and coaching, immigration, and native hard work markets. His unwavering emphasis on institutional truth, public coverage, and fiscal dynamics animates the complete assortment. scholars and students of economics, public coverage, and staff improvement will locate this quantity of specific curiosity, as will a much broader viewers of policymakers and electorate drawn to the nationwide monetary health and wellbeing.
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S. Department of Homeland Security report (Hoefer, Rytina, and Baker 2008, p. 1). S. economy: The flow of immigrants into the United States has tended to be bimodal in terms of human capital attributes (as measured by educational attainment), but the highest concentration by far is in the lowest end of the nation’s human capital distribution . . In the low-skilled labor market, immigration has increased the competition for whatever jobs are available . . As for skilled jobs, immigration can be useful in the short run as a means of providing qualified workers where shortages of qualified domestic workers exist.
Although Commons provided HRE with an intellectual grounding, Briggs argues that economists did not begin to treat national public policies in this realm as a coherent and unified whole until the 1960s. ’” He continues: “The notion has long enjoyed rhetorical appeal by politicians in democratic societies. ” In particular, Briggs maintains it was only then that many economists and policymakers began 28 Whalen to realize that HRD could play a central role in “efforts to address such difficult issues as efficiency, equity, stabilization, and growth” (Briggs 1987b, p.
2 Harbison and Myers examined 75 countries on the basis of a composite HRD index and compared those findings with national indicators of economic development and growth. Their main conclusion was that, to make the greatest strides in terms of growth and development, each nation needs to develop and implement a coherent HRD strategy that sets clear priorities and integrates them into an overall national economic-development agenda (one that recognizes and reflects broad social goals, not merely narrow economic objectives) (Harbison and Myers 1964).
Human Resource Economics and Public Policy: Essays in Honor of Vernon M. Briggs Jr. by Editor Charles J. Whalen