Meltz, Noah M. 1934-2002

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Meltz, Noah M. 1934-2002


Born August 16, 1934, in Canada; died January 29, 2002; son of Jach Henry (a foreman) and Lena Meltz; married Rochelle La Porter (a teacher and writer), June 23, 1963; children: David, Jonathan, Toba Meltz Levin, Hillel. Education: University of Toronto, B.Com., 1955; Princeton University, A.B., 1963, Ph.D., 1963.


Department of Labor, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, researcher, 1955-63; University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, professor of labor economics and industrial relations, 1964-99, director of Centre for Industrial Relations, 1975-85, principal of Woodsworth College, 1991-98; Netanya Academic College, Netanya, Israel, professor, 1999-2002. Visiting professor at other institutions, including London School of Economics and Politics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Tel Aviv University, and University of Innsbruck. National Statistics Council of Canada, member, beginning 1992; consultant to Canadian government bodies.


Clara Gérard Dion Award, Canadian Industrial Relations Association, 1998; Sefton Award, Woodsworth College, University of Toronto, 2000.


Changes in the Occupational Composition of the Canadian Labour Force, 1931-1961, Economics and Research Branch, Department of Labour (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada), 1965.

Les tendances professionnelles manifestés au Canada de 1931 à 1961, Department of Labour (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada), 1965.

(Editor, with Arthur M. Kruger) The Canadian Labour Market: Readings in Manpower Economics, Centre for Industrial Relations, University of Toronto (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 1968.

(With G. Peter Penz) Canada's Manpower Requirements in 1970, Research Branch, Department of Manpower and Immigration (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada), 1968.

Manpower in Canada, 1931-1961: Historical Statistics of the Canadian Labour Force, Research Branch, Department of Manpower and Immigration (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada), 1969.

(With David Stager) The Occupational Structure of Earnings in Canada, 1931-1975, Anti-Inflation Board (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada), 1977.

(Editor, with Shlomo Maital) Lagging Productivity Growth: Causes and Remedies, Ballinger Publishing (Cambridge, MA), 1980.

(With M. Thompson and Gérard Hébert) The Use of Information in Collective Bargaining: Three Studies, Labour Canada (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada), 1980.

(With Frank Reid and Gerald S. Swartz) Sharing the Work: An Analysis of the Issues in Worksharing and Jobsharing, University of Toronto Press (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 1981.

Economic Analysis of Labour Shortages: The Case of Tool and Die Makers in Ontario, Ontario Economic Council (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 1982.

(Editor, with Morley Gunderson and Sylvia Ostry) Unemployment: International Perspectives, University of Toronto Press (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 1987.

(Editor, with Hem C. Jain and Gérard Hébert) The State of the Art in Industrial Relations: A Project of the Canadian Industrial Relations Association, Industrial Relations Centre, Queen's University (Kingston, Ontario, Canada), 1988.

(With Jill Marzetti) The Shortage of Registered Nurses: An Analysis in a Labour Market Context, 1988.

(With wife, Rochelle L. Meltz) Taking Charge: Career Planning for Canadian Workers, Captus Press (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 1992.

(Editor, with Roy J. Adams) Industrial Relations Theory: Its Nature, Scope, and Pedagogy, Scarecrow Press (Metuchen, NJ), 1993.

(Editor, with Jack Barbash) Theorizing in Industrial Relations: Approaches and Applications, 1997.

(With Loren Falkenberg and Thomas H. Stone) Human Resource Management in Canada, 4th edition, Dryden (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 1998.

The Managerial Workforce in Canada: A Century of Change, Applied Research Branch, Human Resources Development Canada (Hull, Quebec, Canada), 1999.

(With Seymour Martin Lipset) The Paradox of American Unionism: Why Americans Like Unions More Than Canadians Do, but Join Much Less, ILR Press, Cornell University Press (Ithaca, NY), 2004.

Contributor to periodicals. Chair of editorial board, Relations Industrielles/Industrial Relations, 1999.