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Monopsonistic wage discrimination and employment effect under conditions of constant labor supply elasticity

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  • Yeung-Nan Shieh

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This note exploits an alternative but simple way to examine the employment effect of wage discrimination when the constant elasticity labor supply curves are strictly concave. The Bernoulli inequality applied in this paper allows us to show that wage discrimination increases total employment in a relative simple way, without resorting to complicated manipulations as were used by Formby, Layson and Smith (1983) and Shieh (2001).

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  • Yeung-Nan Shieh, 2006. "Monopsonistic wage discrimination and employment effect under conditions of constant labor supply elasticity," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 4(32), pages 1-4.
  • Handle: RePEc:ebl:ecbull:eb-06d40013
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    Keywords

    Bernoulli inequality;

    JEL classification:

    • D4 - Microeconomics - - Market Structure, Pricing, and Design
    • J7 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Labor Discrimination

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