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Open unemployment, training and discrimination in a segmented labor market

Goffries, Nils and McCormick, Barry (1995) Open unemployment, training and discrimination in a segmented labor market European Economic Review, 39, (1), pp. 1-15. (doi:10.1016/0014-2921(94)00012-O).

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Jobs in the primary sector require firm-specific training, with wages determined as a result of bargaining. Firms pay for the training and since they are imperfectly informed about worker productivity, they test workers before hiring them. The secondary sector is competitive. Taking a job in the secondary sector signals low productivity, and therefore workers in the secondary sector are unable to get jobs in the primary sector. Open unemployment coexists with unfilled vacancies for low wage jobs.

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Published date: January 1995
Keywords: discrimination, segmented, dual, screening, unemployment


Local EPrints ID: 33012
ISSN: 0014-2921
PURE UUID: c0e92da9-98e9-4f8a-902c-d774a48c0ec0

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Date deposited: 12 Dec 2007
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 15:54

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Author: Nils Goffries
Author: Barry McCormick

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