ERIC Number: ED084406
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-May
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An Empirical Analysis of the Dual Labor Market Theory.
Andrisani, Paul James
This study focuses upon the process of labor market entry of male youth in the context of the dual labor market theory. Essentially, the dual market theory contends that a large body of workers is involuntarily confined to substandard jobs in a "secondary" labor market which is separated from the mainstream, or "primary" sector by impenetrable boundaries imposed by institutionalized discrimination. Briefly, the study finds a substantial amount of upward mobility from time of first job to 1968--a period ranging from 2 to 10 years. Nonetheless, entry into and confinement within the secondary sector cannot be consistently explained solely in terms of deficiencies in aggregate demand, human capital, or motivation. Moreover, the evidence also suggests the existence of discrimination against blacks in terms of earnings. (Author)
Descriptors: Doctoral Dissertations, Employer Attitudes, Employer Employee Relationship, Employment Opportunities, Entry Workers, Labor Market, Labor Utilization, Males, Occupational Mobility, Promotion (Occupational), Racial Discrimination, Salary Wage Differentials, Wages, Youth, Youth Employment
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Sponsor: Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. Office of Research and Development.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Center for Human Resource Research.