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Dual Labour Markets, Efficiency Wages, and Search

  • Albrecht, J.W.
  • Vroman, S.B.

This article presents an equilibrium model of a dual labor market. Firms are assumed to be identical ex ante and dualism arises endogenously. The dual labor market outcome is supported by efficiency wage and search considerations. Firms choose wage/effort requirement packages optimally given optimal search and effort choice by workers, and vice versa. The authors prove existence and investigate the occurence and nature of dual labor market equilibria. Copyright 1992 by University of Chicago Press.

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Paper provided by Stockholm - International Economic Studies in its series Papers with number 492.

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Length: 25 pages
Date of creation: 1991
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Handle: RePEc:fth:stocin:492
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  1. Ken Burdett & Dale T. Mortensen, 1979. "Search, Layoffs, and Labor Market Equilibrium," Discussion Papers 380, Northwestern University, Center for Mathematical Studies in Economics and Management Science.
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