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Earnings Differentials and Market Structure

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  • Joyce R. Shackett
  • John M. Trapani
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    Theoretical models suggest that market structure may influence the magnitude of earnings differentials and/or discrimination observed in the marketplace. Empirical results, with regard to wage differentials and labor force participation patterns, have been mixed. Most wage differential studies have focused on males due to difficulty in obtaining reliable data for women and to the sample selection problem of women's labor force participation decisions. This paper characterizes market structure by four categories: regulated, nonprofit, government, and nonregulated industries. Within these structural categories, earnings differentials are examined for men and women, adjusting for race, occupational stratification, and sample selection bias.

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    Article provided by University of Wisconsin Press in its journal Journal of Human Resources.

    Volume (Year): 22 (1987)
    Issue (Month): 4 ()
    Pages: 518-531

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    Handle: RePEc:uwp:jhriss:v:22:y:1987:i:4:p:518-531

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    1. Leete, Laura, 2000. "Wage equity and employee motivation in nonprofit and for-profit organizations," Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, Elsevier, vol. 43(4), pages 423-446, December.
    2. Astrid Haider & Ulrike Schneider, 2010. "The Influence Of Volunteers, Donations And Public Subsidies On The Wage Level Of Nonprofit Workers: Evidence From Austrian Matched Data," Annals of Public and Cooperative Economics, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 81(1), pages 1-20, 03.
    3. Saarela, Jan & Finnas, Fjalar, 2006. "Can the low unemployment rate of Swedish speakers in Finland be attributed to structural factors?," Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics (formerly The Journal of Socio-Economics), Elsevier, vol. 35(3), pages 498-513, June.
    4. Zweimuller, Jopsef & Winter- Ebmer, Rudolf, 1993. "Gender Wage Differentials in Private and Public Sector Jobs," Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, Working Paper Series qt7ps0140j, Institute of Industrial Relations, UC Berkeley.

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