EconStor >
Institut für Weltwirtschaft (IfW), Kiel >
Economics: The Open-Access, Open-Assessment E-Journal - Journal Articles >

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:

http://hdl.handle.net/10419/30025
  
Title:Selection wages and discrimination PDF Logo
Authors:Schlicht, Ekkehart
Issue Date:2010
Citation:[Journal:] Economics: The Open-Access, Open-Assessment E-Journal [Volume:] 4 [Issue:] 2010-6 [Pages:] 1-30 [DOI/URN:] doi:10.5018/economics-ejournal.ja.2010-6
Abstract:Applicants for any given job are more or less suited to fill it, and the firm will select the best among them. Increasing the wage offer attracts more applicants and makes it possible to raise the hiring standard, thereby improving the productivity of the staff. Wages that optimize on the trade-off between the wage level and the productivity of the workforce are known as selection wages. As men react more strongly to wage differentials than females, the trade-off is more pronounced for men and a profit-maximizing firm will offer a higher wage for men than for women in equilibrium. The argument is not confined to issues of sex discrimination; rather it is of relevance for all labor markets where labor heterogeneity is important and supply elasticities vary systematically across occupations.
Subjects:Discrimination
sex discrimination
occupational discrimination
regional discrimination
selection wages
efficiency wages
hiring standards
monopsony
employment criteria
wage posting
Reder competition
wage structure
inter-industry wage structure
employer size-wage effect
occupational wage structure
JEL:J31
J7
B54
D13
D42
Persistent Identifier of the first edition:doi:10.5018/economics-ejournal.ja.2010-6
Creative Commons License:http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/2.0/de/deed.en
Document Type:Article
Appears in Collections:Economics: The Open-Access, Open-Assessment E-Journal - Journal Articles

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat
618934650.pdf434.31 kBAdobe PDF
No. of Downloads: Counter Stats
Download bibliographical data as: BibTeX
Share on:http://hdl.handle.net/10419/30025

Items in EconStor are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.