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How New is the "New Employment Contract"? Evidence from North American Pay Practices

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  • David I. Levine

    (University of California, Berkeley)

  • Dale Belman

    (Michigan State University)

  • Gary Charness

    (University of California, Santa Barbara)

  • Erica L. Groshen

    (Federal Reserve Bank of New York)

  • K.C. O'Shaughnessy

    (Western Michigan University)

Abstract

This book explores this apparent change in the employment contract from a new perspective. Whereas earlier studies in this area focused on the rigidities in the quantity side of the employment relationship, e.g., changes in job tenure and rates of displacement, the authors focus on the price side of the contract - whether wage structures have become more flexible.

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This book is provided by W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research in its series Books from Upjohn Press with number nec and published in 2002.

ISBN: cloth 9780880992329 paper 9780880992312
Handle: RePEc:upj:ubooks:nec

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Keywords: employment contracts; compensation; flexibile compensation; flexibility;

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Cited by:
  1. Diego Comin & Erica L. Groshen & Bess Rabin, 2006. "Turbulent Firms, Turbulent Wages?," NBER Working Papers 12032, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  2. Chris Doucouliagos & Phillip Hone & Mehmet Ulubasoglu, 2006. "Discrimination, Peformance and Career Progression in Australian Public Sector Labor Markets," Economics Series 2006_07, Deakin University, Faculty of Business and Law, School of Accounting, Economics and Finance.

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