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U. S. labor supply and demand in the long run
Dale W. Jorgenson
Richard J. Goettle
Mun S. Ho
Daniel T. Slesnick
Peter J. Wilcoxen
Abstract

In this paper we model U.S. labor supply and demand in considerable detail in order to capture the enormous heterogeneity of the labor force and its evolution over the next 25 years. We represent labor supplies for a large number of demographic groups as responses to prices of leisure and consumption goods and services. The price of leisure is an after-tax wage rate, while the final prices of goods and services reflect the supply prices of the industries that produce them. By including demographic characteristics among the determinants of household preferences, we incorporate the expected demographic transition into our long-run projections of the U.S. labor market.


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Dale W. Jorgenson & Richard J. Goettle & Mun S. Ho & Daniel T. Slesnick & Peter J. Wilcoxen, "U. S. labor supply and demand in the long run", Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, Monograph, number 52, 2007.
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Keywords: Labor supply ; Labor market
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