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Wage Inequality, Reservation Wages and Labor Market Participation

Möller, Joachim and Aldashev, Alisher (2007) Wage Inequality, Reservation Wages and Labor Market Participation. International Regional Science Review 30 (2), pp. 120-151.

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Abstract

This article presents an analysis of the variation of gender-specific labor-market participation rates across regions. A search-theoretical model with intertemporal optimization behavior of agents suggests that a higher regional wage level fosters participation, whereas higher unemployment discourages workers. The authors extend the standard model by introducing two measures of dispersion, one ...

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Item Type:Article
Date:2007
Institutions:Business, Economics and Information Systems > Institut für Volkswirtschaftslehre und Ökonometrie > Lehrstuhl für Empirische Makroökonomie und Regionalökonomie (Prof. Dr. Joachim Möller)
Business, Economics and Information Systems > IRE|BS > Lehrstuhl für Empirische Makroökonomie und Regionalökonomie (Prof. Dr. Joachim Möller)
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10.1177/0160017606298431DOI
Keywords:participation behavior in regional labor markets; search models; reservation wage; wage inequality; median-preserving spread; spatial econometrics
Dewey Decimal Classification:300 Social sciences > 330 Economics
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes, this version has been refereed
Created at the University of Regensburg:Yes
Deposited On:01 Aug 2006
Last Modified:05 Aug 2009 13:22
Item ID:213
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