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January 2017

History of child labor in the United States—part 2: the reform movement

Michael Schuman

This article, which is the second of a two-part series on child labor, describes legislative efforts to curtail the employment of children in the late 1800s and the first half of the 1900s.

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Book Reviews

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Rethinking the right to refuse hazardous work

Samuel P. Kissinger

In this book, author Jeffrey Hilgert argues that the prevailing global legal framework designed to protect the rights of workers to refuse unsafe work is largely ineffective.

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Beyond BLS

Firms’ productivity rises as women become executives

Maureen Soyars

Data from Italian manufacturing firms show that sales per employee increased when firms hired a female executive.

How banning boxes encourages discrimination

Graham Boone

A study of how “ban-the-box” policies negatively affect low-skilled minority workers.

Reducing barriers of occupational licensing: insights from nursing

Yavor Ivanchev

Two economists examine the labor market effects of removing occupational licensing barriers among states.

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June 1988

Energy usage can affect energy costs during the winter months—in a June 1988 MLR article, read about other ways energy costs can be affected.

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