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Lawrence R. Klein Award winners, 1969–present

1969 "How poverty is measured" by Mollie Orshansky

1970 "Analyzing the length of spells of unemployment" by Hyman B. Kaitz

1971 "A look at the 4-day workweek" by Janice Neipert Hedges
"The labor market twist, 1964–69" by Denis Johnston

1972 "Exploring the distribution of earned income and Recent trends in retirement benefits related to earnings" by Peter Henle
"Labor force growth and the return to full employment" by T. Aldrich Finegan

1973 "Wage and price controls during the American Revolution" by Jonathan Grossman
"When workers are discharged-an overview" by Robert W. Fisher

1974 "Effect of the energy crisis on employment" by John F. Early
"Improving working lifeā€•the role of European unions" by Joseph Mire

1975 "Supplemental measures of labor force underutilization" by Curtis L. Gilroy
"Worker health and safety: an area of conflicts" by Nicholas A. Ashford

1976 "Unemployment compensation in eight industrial nations" by Constance Sorrentino
"Why Puerto Ricans migrated to the United States in 1947–73" by Rita M. Maldonado

1977 "Another look at working-age men who are not in the labor force" by William V. Deutermann, Jr.
"The slowdown in real wages: a postwar perspective" by H. M. Douty

1978 "A profile of Hispanics in the U.S. workforce" by Morris J. Newman
"Preference on work-life scheduling and work-leisure tradeoffs" by Fred Best

1979 "The effect of demographic changes on the Nation's unemployment rate" by Paul O. Flaim

1980 "Employment patterns of Southeast Asian refugees" by Robert L. Bach and Jennifer B. Bach
"Moving to the sun: regional job growth, 1968 to 1978" by Philip L. Rones
"Probing the issues of unemployment duration" by Norman Bowers

1981 The effects of shift work on the lives of employees by Peter Finn
The puzzling lag in southern earnings by George D. Stamas

1982 The productivity puzzle: numbers alone won't solve it by Paul S. Adler
The spendable earnings series: has it outlived its usefulness? by Paul O. Flaim
Tracking youth joblessness: persistent or fleeting? by Norman Bowers

1983 Arbitrating discrimination grievances in the wake of Gardner-Denver by Michele M. Hoyman and Lamont E. Stallworth
High technology today and tomorrow: a small slice of the employment pie by Richard W. Riche, Daniel E. Hecker, and John U. Burgan
Japan's low unemployment: economic miracle or statistical artifact? by Koji Taira

1984 A century of wage statistics: the BLS contribution by H. M. Douty
The ‘underground economy’ and BLS statistical data by Richard J. McDonald

1985 Flexible and partial retirement for Norwegian and Swedish workers by Helen Ginsburg
The shrinking middle class: myth or reality? by Neal H. Rosenthal

1986 Deindustrialization and the shift to services by Ronald E. Kutscher and Valerie A. Personick
Work, poverty, and the working poor: a multifaceted problem by Sheldon Danziger and Peter Gottschalk

1987 Early retirement as a labor force policy: an international overview by Barry Alan Mirkin
Labor force status of Vietnam-era veterans by Sharon R. Cohany
Time spent unemployed: a new look at data from the CPS by Michael W. Horrigan

1988 The declining middle-class thesis: a sensitivity analysis by Michael W. Horrigan and Steven E. Haugen
The relation of age to workplace injuries by Olivia S. Mitchell
Rising export and import prices in 1987 reversed the trend of recent years by Robert Blanchfield and William Marsteller

1989 Poverty in the 1980s: are the poor getting poorer? and Reasons for not working: are the poor getting poorer? by Mark S. Littman
A profile of the working poor by Bruce W. Klein and Philip L. Rones

1990 American families: 75 years of change by James R. Wetzel
The changing family in international perspective by Constance Sorrentino

1991 Dollar’s fall boosts U.S. machinery exports, 1985–90 by Jill Craven and Allan Gochenour

1992 How do immigrants fare in the U.S. labor market? by Joseph R. Meisenheimer II
Trends in retirement age by sex, 1950–2005 by Murray Gendell and Jacob S. Siegel

1993 An analysis of U.S. industries sensitive to foreign trade, 1982–87 by Robert W. Bednarzik
Factors affecting retirement income by William J. Wiatrowski

1994 Gender-related shifts in the distribution of wages by Paul Ryscavage
Pricing practices for tobacco products, 1980–94 by Craig Howell, Frank Congelio, and Ralph Yatsko

1995 Home-sweet-home health care by Laura Freeman
Manufacturing prices, productivity, and labor costs in five economies by Bart van Ark

1996 Contingent and alternative work arrangements, defined; A profile of contingent workers; and
Into contingent and alternative employment: by choice? by Anne E. Polivka

1997 Employment trends in textiles and apparel, 1973–2005 by Mark Mittelhauser
Has wage inequality stopped growing? by Jared Bernstein and Lawrence Mishel
Reassessing trends in U.S. earnings inequality by Robert I. Lerman

1998 The 1996 grain price shock: how did it affect food price inflation? by Jerry Light and Thomas Shevlin
New views of inequality trends in Canada and the United States by Michael C. Wolfson and Brian B. Murphy

1999 The accuracy of the BLS productivity measures by Edwin R. Dean
How price indexes affect BLS productivity measures by Lucy P. Eldridge
Marriage, children, and women’s employment: what do we know? by Phillip N. Cohen and Suzanne M. Bianchi
Possible measurement bias in aggregate productivity growth by William Gullickson and Michael J. Harper

2000 Employment and unemployment in Mexico in the 1990s by Gary Martin
'Second-chance' strategies for women who drop out of school by Katheryn Parker Boudett, Richard J. Murnane, and John B. Willett

2001 Employment impact of electronic business by Daniel E. Hecker
Do some workers have minimum wage careers? by William J. Carrington and Bruce C. Fallick

2002 The labor force experience of women from Generation X by Marisa DiNatale and Stephanie Boraas
The labor force participation of older women: retired? working? both? by Elizabeth T. Hill
What is an employee? The answer depends on the Federal law by Charles J. Muhl
Work shifts and disability: a national view by Harriet B. Presser and Barbara Altman

2003 Exploring low-wage labor with the National Compensation Survey by Jared Bernstein and Maury Gittleman
Families and work in transition in 12 countries, 1980–2001 by Gary Martin and Vladimir Kats
Workplace e-mail and Internet use: employees and employers beware by Charles J. Muhl

2004 Annual measures of gross job gains and gross job losses by Joshua C. Pinkston and James R. Spletzer
The diurnal pattern of on-the-job injuries by Kenneth N. Fortson

2005 Economic inequality through the prisms of income and consumption by David S. Johnson, Timothy M. Smeeding, and Barbara Boyle Torrey
Manufacturing employment in China and Manufacturing earnings and compensation in China by Judith Bannister
Real compensation, 1979 to 2003: analysis from several data sources by Joseph R. Meisenheimer II

2006 Conducting the Mass Layoff Statistics program: response and findings by Sharon P. Brown and Patrick Carey
The Current Population Survey response to Hurricane Katrina by Lawrence S. Cahoon, Diane E. Herz, Richard C. Ning, Anne E. Polivka,
Maria E. Reed, Edwin L. Robison, and Gregory D. Weyland
The effect of Hurricane Katrina on employment and unemployment by Sharon P. Brown, Sandra L. Mason, and Richard B. Tiller
Hurricane Katrina’s effects on industry employment and wages by Molly Garber, Linda Unger, James White, and Linda Wohlford
The labor market impact of Hurricane Katrina: an overview by Karen Kosanovich
Worker mobility before and after Hurricane Katrina by Richard L. Clayton and James R. Spletzer
Hurricane damage to the ocean economy in the U.S. gulf region in 2005 by Charles S. Colgan and Jefferey Adkins
Earnings mobility and low-wage workers in the United States by Brett Theodos and Robert Bednarzik

2007 Employment dynamics: small and large firms over the business cycle by Jessica Helfand, Akbar Sadeghi, and David M. Talan

2008 Business processes and business functions: a new way of looking at employment by Sharon P. Brown
The timing of mothers’ employment after childbirth by Wen-Jui Han, Christopher J. Ruhm, Jane Waldfogel, and Elizabeth Washbrook

2009 BLS at 125: using historic principles to track the 21st-century economy by William J. Wiatrowski
How shifting occupational composition has affected the real average wage by Rebecca Keller
Part-time workers: some key differences between primary and secondary earnings by H. Luke Shaefer

2010 The composition of the unemployed and long-term unemployed in tough labor markets by Sylvia Allegretto and Devon Lynch
Labor costs in India's organized manufacturing sector by Jessica R. Sincavage, Carl Haub, and O.P. Sharma
The U.S. housing bubble and bust: impacts on employment by Kathryn J. Byun

2011 Employment loss and the 2007–09 recession: an overview by Christopher J. Goodman and Steven M. Mance
JOLTS as a timely source of data by establishment size by Alan B. Krueger and Sarah Charnes
Reentering the labor force after retirement by Kevin E. Cahill, Michael D. Giandrea, and Joseph F. Quinn

2012 The declining average size of establishments: evidence and explanations by Eleanor J. Choi and James R. Spletzer
Older women: pushed into retirement in the 1970s and 1980s by the baby boomers? and
Older men: pushed into retirement in the 1970s and 1980s by the baby boomers? by Diane J. Macunovich

2013 High employment growth firms: defining and counting them by Richard L. Clayton, Akbar Sadeghi, James R. Spletzer, and David M. Talan
The relationship between housing and labor market crises and doubling up: an MSA-level analysis, 2005–2011 by William H. Rogers and
Anne E. Winkler

2014 Investment in higher education by race and ethnicity by Tian Luo and Richard J. Holden
Job characteristics among working parents: differences by race, ethnicity, and nativity by Alison Earle, Pamela Joshi, Kimberly Geronimo,
and Delores Acevedo-Garcia

2015 Compensation inequality: evidence from the National Compensation Survey by Kristen Monaco and Brooks Pierce
STEM crisis or STEM surplus? Yes and yes by Yi Xue and Richard C. Larson

2016 An analysis of long-term unemployment by Donna S. Rothstein
The labor supply of veterans with disabilities, 1995–2014 by Matthew S. Rutledge, Geoffrey T. Sanzenbacher, and Caroline V. Crawford

2017 Estimating the U.S. labor share by Michael D. Giandrea and Shawn A. Sprague
Trends among native- and foreign-origin workers in U.S. computer industries by Adrian Otoiu and Emilia Titan

2018 Multifactor productivity slowdown in U.S. manufacturing by Michael Brill, Brian Chansky, and Jennifer Kim