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dc.contributor.authorBodvarsson, Örn B.en_US
dc.contributor.authorSessions, John G.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-01-24en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-07T10:43:05Z-
dc.date.available2012-02-07T10:43:05Z-
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.identifier.piurn:nbn:de:101:1-201110263267-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/55049-
dc.description.abstractThe traditional Becker/Arrow style model of discrimination depicts majority and minority and workers as perfectly substitutable inputs, implying that all workers have the same job assignment. The model is only appropriate for determining whether pay differences between, for example, whites and non-whites doing job assignment A are attributable to prejudice ('within-assignment discrimination'); It is inappropriate, however, for determining whether pay differences between whites in job assignment A and non-whites in job assignment B reflect discriminatory behaviour ('cross-assignment discrimination'). We test the model of such cross assignment discrimination developed by Bodvarsson and Sessions (2011) using data on Major League Baseball hitters and pitchers for four different seasons during the 1990s, a decade during which monopsony power fell. We find strong evidence of ceteris paribus racial pay differences between hitters and pitchers, as well as evidence that cross-assignment discrimination varies with labour market structure.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDiscussion paper series // Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 5989en_US
dc.subject.jelJ7en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordwage discriminationen_US
dc.subject.keywordcomplementarityen_US
dc.subject.keywordmonopsony poweren_US
dc.subject.stwLohndifferenzierungen_US
dc.subject.stwSchwarzeen_US
dc.subject.stwBallsporten_US
dc.subject.stwProfessioneller Sporten_US
dc.subject.stwMonopsonen_US
dc.subject.stwUSAen_US
dc.titleCross-assignment discrimination in pay: A test case of major league baseballen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn684014327en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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