Chapter 15. Employee Characteristics and Discrimination

  1. Joyce P. Jacobsen and
  2. Gilbert L. Skillman

Published Online: 14 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470755587.ch16

Labor Markets and Employment Relationships: A Comprehensive Approach

Labor Markets and Employment Relationships: A Comprehensive Approach

How to Cite

Jacobsen, J. P. and Skillman, G. L. (eds) (2004) Employee Characteristics and Discrimination, in Labor Markets and Employment Relationships: A Comprehensive Approach, Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Malden, MA, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470755587.ch16

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 JAN 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2004

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780631208365

Online ISBN: 9780470755587

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Keywords:

  • employee characteristics;
  • discrimination;
  • unemployment;
  • occupational segregation;
  • labor market discrimination

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • DIFFERENCES IN LABOR MARKET OUTCOMES BY DEMOGRAPHIC GROUP

  • Labor force participation and unemployment rates

  • Wages and benefits

  • Occupational segregation

  • ECONOMICS OF LABOR MARKET DISCRIMINATION Defining labor market discrimination

  • Discrimination in perfectly competitive labor markets

  • Discrimination in imperfectly competitive labor markets

  • Enforcement costs and labor market discrimination

  • Summary

  • EVIDENCE CONCERNING LABOR MARKET DISCRIMINATION

  • Direct testimony

  • Audit studies

  • Econometric evidence

  • POLICIES WITH RESPECT TO DISCRIMINATION

  • CONCLUSION

  • ESTIMATING CHARACTERISTICS-ADJUSTED WAGE RATIOS