The Wage Rate Effects of Occupational Labor Market Tightness
Using the May 1981 Current Population Survey tape and occupational labor market conditions data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, this study tests (1) whether excess demand for labor is directly related to hourly earnings and (2) what effect, if any, controlling for excess demand may have on the estimated gender differential. The data support a direct effect between excess demand and wage rates. With regard to gender effects, females were disproportionately found to be in occupations with more excess demand (in the disequilibrium sense). Though the measured male premium was larger when controlling for labor market conditions, the increase was neither appreciable nor statistically significant.
Volume (Year): 16 (1990)
Issue (Month): 1 (Jan-Mar)
|Contact details of provider:|| Postal: |
Phone: (201) 684-7346
Web page: http://www.ramapo.edu/eea/journal.html
More information through EDIRC
Please report citation or reference errors to , or , if you are the registered author of the cited work, log in to your RePEc Author Service profile, click on "citations" and make appropriate adjustments.:
- Martin Asher & Joel Popkin, 1984. "The effect of gender and race differentials on public-private wage comparisons: A study of postal workers," Industrial and Labor Relations Review, ILR Review, Cornell University, ILR School, vol. 38(1), pages 16-25, October.
- Mellow, Wesley, 1982. "Employer Size and Wages," The Review of Economics and Statistics, MIT Press, vol. 64(3), pages 495-501, August.
When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:eej:eeconj:v:16:y:1990:i:1:p:21-32. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.
For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Victor Matheson, College of the Holy Cross)
If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.