ERIC Number: ED181272
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Job Search by Unemployed Women: Determinants of the Asking Wage. Revised.
Sandell, Steven H.
A study used data from the National Longitudinal Survey of 5,083 women who were thirty to forty-four years old in 1967 to investigate factors relating to the determination of the asking wage. Among the findings of the study was that unemployed women substantially reduce their reservation wages as the period of unemployment progresses. Findings indicated that the average women reduces her asking wage by 4.5 to 6.6 cents per week of unemployment. It was also found that women who receive unemployment benefits have substantially higher asking wages. (A simple model of the asking wage of women is outlined and discussed.) (LRA)
Descriptors: Females, Job Applicants, Labor Force, Labor Force Nonparticipants, Models, National Surveys, Salaries, Trend Analysis, Unemployment, Wages, Work Attitudes
Center for Human Resource Research, College of Administrative Science, The Ohio State University, 5701 N. High Street, Worthington, OH 43085 ($0.80)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Employment and Training Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Center for Human Resource Research.