discrimination

Abstract

This paper investigates women's and men's labor supply to the firm
within a structural approach based on a dynamic model of new
monopsony. Using methods of survival analysis and a large linked
employer-employee dataset for Germany, we find that labor supply
elasticities are small (1.9-3.7) and that women's labor supply to the firm
is less elas~ic than men's (which is the reverse of gender differences in
labor supply usually found at the level of the market). Our results imply
that about one third of the gender pay gap might be wage discrimination
by profit-maximizing monopsonistic employers.

Year of Publication
2008
Number
541
Date Published
12/2008
Publication Language
eng
Citation Key
7899
Hirsch, B., Schank, T., & Schnabel, C. (2008). Gender Differences in Labor Supply to Monopsonistic Firms: An Empirical Analysis Using Linked Employer-Employee Data from Germany. Retrieved from http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/dsp01gq67jr170 (Original work published December 2008)
Working Papers
Abstract

In this paper we study the long-term labor market implications of school resource equalization
before Brown and school desegregation after Brown. For cohorts born in the South in the 1920s and
1930s, we find that racial disparities in measurable school characteristics had a substantial influence on
black males’ earnings and educational attainment measured in 1970, albeit one that was smaller in the
later cohorts. When we examine the income of male workers in 1990, we find that southern-born blacks
who finished their schooling just before effective desegregation occurred in the South fared poorly
compared to southern-born blacks who followed behind them in school by just a few years.

Year of Publication
2005
Number
501
Date Published
05/2005
Publication Language
eng
Citation Key
7919
Ashenfelter, O., Collins, W., & Yoon, A. (2005). Evaluating the Role of Brown vs. Board of Education in School Equalization, Desegregation, and the Income of African Americans. Retrieved from http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/dsp01ws859f65f (Original work published May 2005)
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