DISCRIMINATION BY EMPLOYERS

DISCRIMINATION BY EMPLOYERS Let’s now turn from measurement to the economic forces that lie behind discrimination in labor markets .If one group in society receives a lower wage than another group, even after controlling for human capital and job...

CASE STUDY

CASE STUDY IS EMILY MORE EMPLOYABLE THAN LAKISHA? Although measuring the extent of discrimination from labor-market outcomes is hard, some compelling evidence for the existence of such discrimination comes from a creative “field experiment.Economists Marianne...

MEASURING lABOR-MARKET DISCRIMINATION

MEASURING lABOR-MARKET DISCRIMINATION How much does discrimination in labor markets affect the earnings of different groups of workers? Tills question is important, but answering it is not easy. There is no doubt that different groups of workers earn substantially...

THE ECONOMICS OF DISCRIMINATION

THE ECONOMICS OF DISCRIMINATION Another source of differences in wages is discrimination. Discrimination occurs when the marketplace offers different opportunities to similar individuals who differ only by race, ethnic group, sex, age, or other personal...

THE SUPERSTAR PHENOMENON

THE SUPERSTAR PHENOMENON Although most actors earn little and often take jobs as waiters to support themselves, Robin Williams earns millions of dollars for each film he makes. Similarly, while most people who play tennis do it for free as a hobby, Venus Williams...