Structure and Determinants of Wage Relativities

Structure and Determinants of Wage Relativities

by Alison C. Preston
     
 

ISBN-10: 0754612449

ISBN-13: 9780754612445

Pub. Date: 05/01/2001

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited

Drawing on the fields of labour economics and industrial relations, this book simultaneously applies human capital theory and institutional analysis, to an explanation of occupational and other wage differentials. This outstanding study contains a wealth of reference material on both the economic and normative determinants of wages. Destined to become a landmark

Overview

Drawing on the fields of labour economics and industrial relations, this book simultaneously applies human capital theory and institutional analysis, to an explanation of occupational and other wage differentials. This outstanding study contains a wealth of reference material on both the economic and normative determinants of wages. Destined to become a landmark study in the area of Australian wage determination, the book is an essential text for labour economists, industrial relations specialists, researchers and policy makers alike. Contents: Reflections on wage theory; Human capital model: a theoretical overview; Wages in practice: wage fixing in Australia; Human capital and earnings: a review of the literature; Determinants of male relative earnings; Determinants of female relative earnings; Equitable comparisons and spillover forces in wage determination; Summary and conclusion; Bibliography; Appendices; Index.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780754612445
Publisher:
Ashgate Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
05/01/2001
Pages:
282
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 8.78(h) x 0.79(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figuresvi
List of Tablesvii
List of Cases Citedx
List of Abbreviations and Acronymsxii
Acknowledgmentsxiv
1Reflections on Wage Theory1
2Human Capital Model: A Theoretical Overview10
3Wages in Practice: Wage Fixing in Australia36
4Human Capital and Earnings: A Review of the Literature91
5Determinants of Male Relative Earnings132
6Determinants of Female Relative Earnings155
7Equitable Comparisons and Spillover Forces in Wage Determination169
8Summary and Conclusion193
Bibliography203
Appendices219
Appendix AHuman Capital and Earnings, a Summary of the Australian Empirical Literature221
Appendix BMeasuring Gender Wage Discrimination249
Appendix CDefinition of Variables used in Chapters 5 and 6254
Appendix DVariable Definitions and Computations Associated with Chapter 7260
Index266

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