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Strategic interactions in the labor market, self-esteem motivations and socio-demographic disparities

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  • Olivier Baguelin

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    In a previous work, we have developed a model in which agents choose whether to achieve self-esteem through work. When they do, they develop an intrinsic motivation to effort. The analysis was restricted to an employment relation (employers were monopsons). In the present study, we analyze the consequences of this model on labor outcomes. The model can give an account of many important traits of socio-demographic disparities in the labor market (notably of vertical occupational segregation). We consider how the structure of the labor market conditions this account.

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    Paper provided by Université Panthéon-Sorbonne (Paris 1) in its series Cahiers de la Maison des Sciences Economiques with number v05063.

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    Length: 28 pages
    Date of creation: Sep 2005
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    Handle: RePEc:mse:wpsorb:v05063

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    Keywords: Self-esteem motivations; intrinsic motivation; selective hiring; occupational segregation; socio-demographic earnings gaps; oligopsony.;

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    1. Olivier Baguelin, 2005. "Understanding socio-demographic disparities in the labor market : the case for a motivation-based theory," Cahiers de la Maison des Sciences Economiques v05064, Université Panthéon-Sorbonne (Paris 1).
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    3. Bergmann, Barbara R, 1971. "The Effect on White Incomes of Discrimination in Employment," Journal of Political Economy, University of Chicago Press, vol. 79(2), pages 294-313, March-Apr.
    4. Olivier Baguelin, 2005. "Self-esteem achievement through work and socio-demographic disparities in the labor market," Cahiers de la Maison des Sciences Economiques v05065, Université Panthéon-Sorbonne (Paris 1).
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