ERIC Number: ED105099
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Sep
Reference Count: 0
The Personal Earnings Distribution: Individual and Institutional Determinants. Final Report for the Period July 1, 1970--October 31, 1973.
Bluestone, Barry A.
The study investigates the determinants of the earnings distribution in the U.S. paying particular attention to the less-skilled segment of the workforce. A general earnings theory is proposed which has elements of human capital theory, institutional hypotheses, and radical stratification analysis. Much attention is paid to testing the "crowding" hypothesis that workers restricted to employment in a limited number of industries or occupations will be paid substantially less than workers who are not so restricted. The regression results, based on a large integrated micro-macro data set, yield extensive evidence of stratification and industry variables affecting earnings after controlling for differences in human capital. This is especially true among less-skilled workers. The research includes both a literature review and extensive bibliography. (Author)
Descriptors: Doctoral Dissertations, Economic Research, Employees, Employment Problems, Human Resources, Industrial Personnel, Industry, Labor Force, Labor Market, Labor Utilization, Low Income, Multiple Regression Analysis, Occupational Mobility, Research Methodology, Salary Wage Differentials, Theories, Unions, Unskilled Workers, Wages
National Technical Information Service, Springfield, Virginia 22151 ($6.00)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. Office of Research and Development.
Authoring Institution: Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor. Inst. of Labor and Industrial Relations.
Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Michigan