Wage Inequality and Segregation by Skill
Michael Kremer () and
Working papers from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Department of Economics
Evidence from the United States, Britain, and France suggests that recent growth in wage inequality has been accompanied by greater segragation of high- and low-skill workers into separate firms. A model in which workersof different skill-levels are imperfect substitutes can simultaneously account for these increases in segregation and inequality either through technological change, or, more parsimoniously, through observed changes in the skill-distribution.
Keywords: WAGE DETERMINATION; DISCRIMINATION; SKILLED WORKERS (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J31 J16 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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