Joan Robinson Meets Harold Hotelling: A Dyopsonistic Explanation of the Gender Pay Gap

Research, Preprint OPEN
Boris Hirsch;
(2007)
  • Publisher: Nürnberg: Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Lehrstuhl für Arbeitsmarkt- und Regionalpolitik
  • Subject: Frauenarbeitslohn | gender | J71 | Nachfragemacht | J42 | monopsony | monopsony, gender, discrimination | monopsony,gender,discrimination | J16 | Hotelling Modell | discrimination | Lohndifferenzierung | Arbeitsnachfrage | Geschlechterdiskriminierung | Theorie
    • jel: jel:J71 | jel:J42 | jel:J16
      ddc: ddc:330

This paper presents an alternative explanation of the gender pay gap resting on a simple Hotelling-style dyopsony model of the labor market. Since there are only two employers equally productive women and men have to commute and face travel cost to do so. We assume that... View more
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