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 |12 pages

The state of play

chapter |10 pages

Introduction and overview

part |8 pages

Critical assessments

chapter |15 pages

Human capital theory

Labour as asset?

part |10 pages

Segmented labour market theory

chapter |40 pages

From dual to segmented labour markets

The radical tradition

chapter |18 pages

Neoclassical colonisation

Process, structure and methodological individualism

part |10 pages

From theory to policy

chapter |20 pages

Comparable worth

Lessons from the UK experience

chapter |18 pages

Minimum wages

Some analytical considerations

part |17 pages

The forward march of labour market theory halted?

chapter |15 pages

The specificity of labour