Linda Edwards

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Research Interests

  • Human Resource Economics and Labor Economic, Home-based workers-- their earnings, labor force participation, and work intensity; Self-employed workers who work at home; Higher education decisions of Japanese women


  • Ph.D., Columbia University

Recent Research:

  • "Women’s Higher Education in Japan: Family Background, Economic Factors, and the Equal Employment Opportunity Law" (with Margaret K. Pasquale, University of Cincinnati), March 2002, submitted.
  • "Marriage, Work for Pay, and Choice of Work Site," (with Elizabeth Field-Hendrey) chapter Marriage and the Economy: Theory and Evidence from Advanced Industrialized Societies, edited by Shoshana Grossbard-Shechtman, Cambridge University Press, forthcoming.
  • "Home-Based Work and Women's Labor Force Decisions," (with Elizabeth Field-Hendrey), forthcoming in Journal of Labor Economics, January, 2002, pp 170-200.
  • "Work Site and Work Hours: The Labor Force Flexibility of Home-Based Women Workers" (with Elizabeth Field-Hendrey), chapter in Working Time in a Comparative Perspective, Vol. II: Studies of Work over the Life Cycle and Nonstandard Work, edited by Susan Houseman and Alice Nakamura (Kalamazoo, MI: Upjohn Institute, 2001), pp.251-292.
  • Commentary on "A Framework for Understanding Telework," by Amy Helling in published proceedings of U.S. Department of Labor Symposium "Telework and the New Workplace of the 21st Century," New Orleans, LA, October 16, 2000, pp. 69-72.
  • "What do We Know About Home-Based Workers? Date from the 1990 Census ,of Population" (with Elizabeth Field-Hendrey), Monthly Labor Review, November 1996, pp. 26-34.
  • "Unions and Productivity in the Public Sector: The Case of Sanitation Workers" (with Elizabeth Field-Hendrey), in Research in Labor Economics, edited by Solomon W. Polachek, Volume 15 (Greenwich, CT: JAI Press), pp. 305-28, 1996
  • Immigration/ Migration and the CUNY Student of the Future (co-author), City University of New York, Winter 1995, 158 pages.
  • "The Status of Women in Japan: Has The Equal Employment Opportunity Law Made a Difference?" Journal of Asian Economics, Vol. 5, No. 2 (Summer 1994), pp 217-40.
  • "The Future of Public Sector Unions: Stagnation or Growth?" American Economic Review Papers and Proceedings, Vol. 79, No. 2 (May 1989), pp. 161-65.