Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/112977
Authors: 
Akyol, Metin
Neugart, Michael
Pichler, Stefan
Year of Publication: 
2015
Series/Report no.: 
Beiträge zur Jahrestagung des Vereins für Socialpolitik 2015: Ökonomische Entwicklung - Theorie und Politik - Session: Labor 2 B17-V1
Abstract: 
Discrimination of women in the labor market requires appropriate policy interventions. Affirmative action policies typically advocate the introduction of an employment quota uniformly applied to all firms. In a heterogeneous labor market such a policy may yield avoidable welfare losses. We propose a tradable employment quota showing its effects on wages, employment, and welfare in a labor market with search frictions and taste discrimination. A tradable employment quota appears to be a viable alternative yielding superior labor market outcomes.
JEL: 
J71
J78
C63
Document Type: 
Conference Paper

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