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Inequality and the Labor Market: Employers

Julia Lane

in The Oxford Handbook of Economic Inequality

Published in print February 2011 | ISBN: 9780199606061
Published online September 2012 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199606061.013.0009

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Economics

 Inequality and the Labor Market: Employers

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This article focuses on the relationship of employer behaviour to labour market inequalities. Matched employer-employee data are casting an important new light on how variation in wage setting practices across firms can affect the structure of earnings and earnings mobility. It shows that very different wages are paid to equivalent labour across and within firms. It also argues that policies targeting firm selection of workers may affect inequality as much as policies of training and education.

Keywords: employer behaviour; labour market inequalities; firm selection; wage setting; earnings mobility

Article.  10102 words. 

Subjects: Economics ; Labour and Demographic Economics ; Financial Institutions and Services

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