Wage discrimination and population composition in the long run

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In the presence of employer discrimination with variable labor supplies and variable discrimination preferences, the effects of changing population composition on wage levels cannot be signed a priori. The direction of the effects on wage levels depend on the signs and relative magnitudes of three effects: an aggregate market, a relative market, and a preference distribution effect.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)445-451
Number of pages7
JournalEconomics Letters
Issue number3
Early online date5 Feb 2014
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2014


  • population composition
  • wage discrimination
  • employment rates
  • discrimination preferences

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