The economics of sex discrimination
AbstractPaper outlines economic connections of labor market discrimination. It is intended on discrimination based upon gender, because this type of discrimination is on the point of our social background. In the introductory part are defined discrimination and delineated the various types of discrimination. Further there are presented data to suggest the possibility of discrimination. The major part of paper presents four important labor market models of discrimination: taste for discrimination model, monopsony model of discrimination (market power model), statistical discrimination model and the crowding model of discrimination (occupational segregation). In the following part are discussed the other nondiscriminatory factors determinating male - female earnings differentials. Discrimination in law is the last part of this paper.
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Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by University of Economics, Prague in its journal Politická ekonomie.
Volume (Year): 2006 (2006)
Issue (Month): 5 ()
Postal: Redakce Politické ekonomie, Vysoká škola ekonomická, nám. W. Churchilla 4, 130 67 Praha 3
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- J42 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Particular Labor Markets - - - Monopsony; Segmented Labor Markets
- J70 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Labor Discrimination - - - General
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