Chapter 16. Employer Characteristics and Market Segmentation

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

Published Online: 14 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470755587.ch17

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) (2008) Employer Characteristics and Market Segmentation, in Labor Markets and Employment Relationships: A Comprehensive Approach, Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Malden, MA, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470755587.ch17

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:

  • employer characteristics;
  • market segmentation;
  • employee rents;
  • employment security;
  • layoff probability

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • WAGE DIFFERENTIALS ACROSS EMPLOYERS AND INDUSTRIES

  • THE ECONOMICS OF LABOR MARKET SEGMENTATION

  • How are market segments defined?

  • Segmentation and employee rents

  • Other features of labor market segmentation

  • EVIDENCE FOR LABOR MARKET SEGMENTATION

  • Econometric evidence on the segmentation hypothesis

  • Indirect evidence for segmentation

  • CONCLUSION

  • LAYOFF PROBABILITY AND EMPLOYMENT SECURITY The efficiency wage model

  • The bargaining model