The Wage Curve: A Review
In The Wage Qurve, David G. Blancflower and Andrew J. Oswald argue that there is a fundamental negative relation between wages and the unemployment rate in a worker's local labor market. Blancflower and Oswald use large-scale micro data sets to estimate this relation for the United States, Britain, and 10 other countries. I review their empirical methods and findings, and provide some further evidence on the nature of the wage curve relationship in the United States. I conclude that there is a strong statistical correlation between rates of pay and local unemployment, although the interpretation of this correlation remains unresolved.
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Volume (Year): 33 (1995)
Issue (Month): 2 (June)
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