Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/35520
Authors: 
Even, William E.
Macpherson, David A.
Year of Publication: 
2009
Series/Report no.: 
IZA discussion papers 4082
Abstract: 
This study shows that the wage premium paid by large firms fell over the past 20 years and that the decline in the size premium has been most pronounced among the least educated work force. Empirical evidence supports several explanations for the decline in the size premium. First, there has been a convergence in the returns to worker characteristics at large and small firms over time. Second, there has been a convergence in the types of workers employed at small and large firms. Particularly important have been changes in the distribution of workers across industries and the greater rate of decline in unionism at large firms.
Subjects: 
Firm size
wages
fringe benefits
JEL: 
J31
J32
J33
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Document Type: 
Working Paper

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