ERIC Number: ED081956
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-May
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Hiring Practices, Hiring Standards, and Wage Differentials for Laborers and Clerical Workers in a Small Labor Market.
Huff, Stanley Warren
This study analyzes the recruitment, selection and compensation of laborers and beginning clerical workers in the Wheeling and Steubenville-Weirton areas during the middle 1960's. The validity of various assumptions regarding the tie between workers characteristics, adjusted wages offered, and recruitment methods was tested and the impact of other factors on an establishment's location, applicant-hire ratio and replacement needs was noted. Results of the regression analysis reveal some connection between variation in characteristics of workers and their adjusted wage rates, though insufficient to explain all wage variation. The non-parametric test results are varied. High wage establishments generally obtain more preferred workers, through preferred hiring channels. Various non-wage variables affect the ability to hire preferred workers more so for laborers, less in the case of clerical workers. The impact of these variables is often more noticeable for high-wage employers. (NTIS/SA)
Descriptors: Clerical Workers, Economic Research, Employment Practices, Individual Characteristics, Labor Market, Laborers, Multiple Regression Analysis, Recruitment, Salary Wage Differentials, Wages
National Technical Information Service, Springfield, Va. 22151 (PB-201 131, MF $1.45, HC $6.00)
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Sponsor: Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. Office of Research and Development.
Authoring Institution: Princeton Univ., NJ. Dept. of Economics.
Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, Princeton University