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dc.contributor.authorRansom, Michael R.en_US
dc.contributor.authorOaxaca, Ronald L.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2006-04-03en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-07T09:09:20Z-
dc.date.available2010-07-07T09:09:20Z-
dc.date.issued2005en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/33250-
dc.description.abstractWe use a simple framework, adopted from general equilibrium search models, to estimate the extent to which monopsony power (or labor market frictions) can account for gender differences in pay, using data from a chain of regional grocery stores. In this framework, the elasticity of labor supply to the firm can be inferred from estimates of the elasticity of the separation rate with respect to the wage. We identify elasticities of separation from differences in wages and separation rates across job titles and across different years. We estimate elasticities of labor supply to the firm of about 3.5 for men and about 2.7 for women, suggesting significant wage-setting power for the firm. The differences in estimated elasticities of labor supply predict wage differences that are close to the observed male/female wage differences at the firm.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIZA Discussion Papers 1870en_US
dc.subject.jelJ42en_US
dc.subject.jelJ71en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordmonopsonyen_US
dc.subject.keywordgenderen_US
dc.subject.keyworddiscriminationen_US
dc.titleSex differences in pay in a new monopsony model of the labor marketen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn504525832en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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