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Sex Discrimination in the Labor Market
(Foundations and Trends in Microeconomics, 2006)
This paper examines sources of gender pay disparity and the factors that contribute to this pay gap. Many researchers question the role of discrimination and instead attribute the residual pay gap to gender differences in ...
Skin-Tone Effects among African Americans: Perceptions and Reality
(American Economic Review: Papers and Proceedings, 2006)
It is commonly assumed that lighter skinned African Americans receive preferential treatment over darker skinned counterparts. Using individual data from three sources, this paper examines the influence of skin tone on ...
Punitive Damages by Numbers: Exxon Shipping Co. v. Baker
(Supreme Court Economic Review, 2010)
The U.S. Supreme Court decision in Exxon Shipping Co. v. Baker is a landmark that establishes an upper bound ratio of punitive damages to compensatory damages of 1:1 for maritime cases, with potential implications for other ...
Compensating Differentials for Gender-Specific Job Injury Risks
(The American Economic Review, 1998)
Women have largely been excluded from analyses of compensating differentials for job risk since they are predominantly employed in safer, white-collar occupations. New data reveal that their injury experience is considerable. ...
Education Match and Job Match
(The Review of Economics and Statistics, 1991)
Using a new data set, this paper gives evidence in support of the intuitive notion that overqualified workers are less satisfied with their jobs and are more likely to quit. However, training time is inversely related to ...
Allocation of Time and Human Energy and Its Effects on Productivity
(Applied Economics, 1985)
The supply of effort on the job has been virtually ignored as a component of the effective supply of labour. Typically, labour supply models assume the worker chooses the utility-maximizing number of hours to supply on the ...
The New Labor Market for Lawyers: Will Female Lawyers Still Earn Less?
(Cardozo Women's Law Journal, 2003)
To examine the magnitude and source of the gender pay disparity among lawyers, this paper uses data from a large national survey reporting individual information for 1990 and 1993 on a wide array of work related and personal ...
Demand for a Jury Trial and the Selection of Cases for Trial
(Journal of Legal Studies, 2006)
This paper uses a unique data set to examine how parties in civil litigation choose whether to demand a jury trial or to waive this right and whether trial forum influences the probability of trial versus settlement. ...
The Impact of Nonmarket Work on Market Wages
(American Economic Review: Papers and Proceedings, 1991)
The Economics of Home Production
(Southern California Review of Law & Women's Studies, 1997)
The composition of the labor force has changed dramatically since 1960. In 1960, only one-third of the labor force participants were female. However, since the 1960s, the labor force rates of men have declined, from 83.3% ...