Inequality and the Labor Market: Employers

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This article focuses on the relationship of employer behaviour to labour market inequalities. Matched employer-employee data are casting an important new light on how variation in wage setting practices across firms can affect the structure of earnings and earnings mobility. It shows that very different wages are paid to equivalent labour across and within firms. It also argues that policies targeting firm selection of workers may affect inequality as much as policies of training and education.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Oxford Handbook of Economic Inequality
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Electronic)9780191743627
ISBN (Print)9780199606061
StatePublished - Sep 18 2012


  • Earnings mobility
  • Employer behaviour
  • Firm selection
  • Labour market inequalities
  • Wage setting

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Economics, Econometrics and Finance


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