Wage Dispersion, Over-Qualification, and Reder Competition

24 Pages Posted: 18 Dec 2010  

Ekkehart Schlicht

University of Munich - Department of Economics; IZA Institute of Labor Economics

Date Written: 2007

Abstract

The expansion of higher education in the Western countries has been accompanied by a marked widening of wage differentials and increasing over-qualification. While the increase in wage

Keywords: Hiring standards, employment criteria, selection wages, efficiency wages, mobility, skillbiased technological change, heterogeneity-biased technological change, over-qualification, over-education, wage dispersion, Reder competition

JEL Classification: J31, J63, D43

Suggested Citation

Schlicht, Ekkehart, Wage Dispersion, Over-Qualification, and Reder Competition (2007). Economics: The Open-Access, Open-Assessment E-Journal, Vol. 1, 2007-13. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1726792 or http://dx.doi.org/10.5018/economics-ejournal.ja.2007-12

Ekkehart Schlicht (Contact Author)

University of Munich - Department of Economics ( email )

Ludwigstrasse 28
Munich, D-80539
Germany

IZA Institute of Labor Economics

P.O. Box 7240
Bonn, D-53072
Germany

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