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Employers' Discriminatory Behavior and the Estimation of Wage Discrimination
This paper considers the linkage of empirical estimates of wage discrimination between two groups, introduced by Oaxaca (1973), to a theoretical model of employers' discriminatory behavior. It is
New Evidence on Sex Segregation and Sex Differences in Wages from Matched Employee‐Employer Data
We use new matched employer‐employee data to estimate the contributions of sex segregation and wage differences by sex within occupation, industry, establishment, and occupation‐establishment cells
Employment Effects of Minimum and Subminimum Wages: Panel Data on State Minimum Wage Laws
Using panel data on state minimum wage laws and economic conditions for the years 1973–89, the authors reevaluate existing evidence on the effects of a minimum wage on employment. Their estimates
Minimum Wage Effects throughout the Wage Distribution
This paper provides evidence on a wide set of margins along which labor markets can adjust in response to increases in the minimum wage, including wages, hours, employment, and ultimately labor
Does Marriage Really Make Men More Productive
This paper presents new descriptive evidence regarding marital pay premiums earned by white males. Longitudinal data indicate that wages rise after marriage, and that cross-sectional marriage
Do Small Businesses Create More Jobs? New Evidence for the United States from the National Establishment Time Series
Abstract We use the National Establishment Time Series (NETS) to revisit the debate about the role of small businesses in job creation (Birch, 1987; Davis, Haltiwanger, & Schuh, 1996a). Using the
Market structure and the nature of price rigidity: evidence from the market for consumer deposits
Panel data on consumer bank deposit interest rates reveal asymmetric impacts of market concentration on the dynamic adjustment of prices to shocks. Banks in concentrated markets are slower to raise
Revisiting the Minimum Wage—Employment Debate: Throwing Out the Baby with the Bathwater?
The authors revisit the long-running minimum wage–employment debate to assess new studies claiming that estimates produced by the panel data approach commonly used in recent minimum wage research are
Assessing Affirmative Action
Although the debate over Affirmative Action is both high-profile and high-intensity, neither side's position is based on a well-established set of research findings. Economics provides an extensive,