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dc.contributor.authorBodvarsson, Örn B.en_US
dc.contributor.authorSessions, John G.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2008-10-14en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-07T11:55:06Z-
dc.date.available2010-07-07T11:55:06Z-
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.identifier.piurn:nbn:de:101:1-20081114118en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/35668-
dc.description.abstractThe traditional model of taste discrimination in labor markets presumes perfect substitution, making it unsuitable for the measurement of discrimination across job assignments. We extend the model to explain cross-assignment discrimination and test it on data from Major League Baseball. A competitive firm with a Generalized Leontief production function fills each job assignment with whites and nonwhites in an environment of customer prejudice. According to the model, cross-assignment discrimination depends upon racial productivity differences, the productivity x prejudice interaction, technology, relative labor supply and racial integration. We find strong evidence of ceteris paribus racial salary differences between hitters and pitchers.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisher|aInstitute for the Study of Labor (IZA) |cBonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries|aIZA discussion papers |x3748en_US
dc.subject.jelJ7en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordWagesen_US
dc.subject.keyworddiscriminationen_US
dc.subject.keywordimperfect substitutabilityen_US
dc.subject.keywordintegrationen_US
dc.subject.stwLohndifferenzierungen_US
dc.subject.stwEthnische Diskriminierungen_US
dc.subject.stwAnforderungsprofilen_US
dc.subject.stwMessungen_US
dc.subject.stwTheorieen_US
dc.subject.stwProfessioneller Sporten_US
dc.subject.stwUSAen_US
dc.titleThe measurement of racial discrimination in pay between job categories: theory and testen_US
dc.type|aWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn58179673Xen_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-

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