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The Wage Rate Effects of Occupational Labor Market Tightness

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  • Cheryl C. Asher

    (Villanova University)

  • Martin A. Asher

    (Villanova University)

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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.

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  • Cheryl C. Asher & Martin A. Asher, 1990. "The Wage Rate Effects of Occupational Labor Market Tightness," Eastern Economic Journal, Eastern Economic Association, vol. 16(1), pages 21-32, Jan-Mar.
  • Handle: RePEc:eej:eeconj:v:16:y:1990:i:1:p:21-32
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    1. Martin Asher & Joel Popkin, 1984. "The Effect of Gender and Race Differentials on Public-Private Wage Comparisons: A Study of Postal Workers," ILR Review, Cornell University, ILR School, vol. 38(1), pages 16-25, October.
    2. Mellow, Wesley, 1982. "Employer Size and Wages," The Review of Economics and Statistics, MIT Press, vol. 64(3), pages 495-501, August.
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