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Discrimination and Population Composition in the Long Run


Thanos Mergoupis


University of Bath - Department of Economics

Shasikanta Nandeibam


University of Bath - Department of Economics

June 20, 2013


Abstract:     
The effects of a changing population composition on wages in the context of wage discrimination have been analyzed when labor supplies and discrimination preferences are fixed. This paper introduces variable supplies, with labor supply varying at the extensive margin and discriminatory preferences varying with population composition. We find that wages of the discriminated and the non-discriminated group can change in the same direction, depending on the aggregate market, relative market, and distributional effects. Variable preferences may also change the direction of the effect on the wage ratio.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 38

Keywords: population composition, employer discrimination, equilibrium wages

JEL Classification: J21, J71

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Date posted: October 19, 2011 ; Last revised: June 25, 2013

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Mergoupis, Thanos and Nandeibam, Shasikanta, Discrimination and Population Composition in the Long Run (June 20, 2013). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1946227 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1946227

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Thanos Mergoupis (Contact Author)
University of Bath - Department of Economics ( email )
Claverton Down
Bath, BA2 7AY
United Kingdom
Shasikanta Nandeibam
University of Bath - Department of Economics ( email )
Claverton Down
Bath, BA2 7AY
United Kingdom
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