Economics, Demography and Communication

42 Pages Posted: 15 Oct 1997  

Stacey R. Kole

University of Chicago - Booth School of Business

Glenn MacDonald

Washington University in St. Louis - John M. Olin Business School

Date Written: May 1997

Abstract

This paper presents a model in which agents are distinguished by their characteristics, communication between firms and their customers plays an important role, and agents with similar characteristics communicate more effectively. The model is applied to annual data on the distribution of men and women across manufacturing and services in twelve OECD countries from 1965-93. These data display surprising regularities. The model provides an explanation for this in terms of technological change in firms and households.

JEL Classification: D58, D83, J10

Suggested Citation

Kole, Stacey R. and MacDonald, Glenn, Economics, Demography and Communication (May 1997). Simon School of Business Working Paper No. FR 97-06. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=10927 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.10927

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