Chapter 9. Discrimination. Definition Types of Evidence Theories Combating . An economist’s definition. two people with same productivity preferences but different group (race, sex, age) receive different outcomes in labor market wages, hiring, promotion. NOT the same as prejudice
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sent for interviews
but not in raises or promotion
measurement problems, and
sample selection bias
(does not include women not hired)
move to area with better pay
(especially married women)
“The question is how do we interpret the fact that women don’t have as much occupational choice as men do?....
“… Men choose to have children and choose to be admitted to the work force because they’ve already established that women will be doing the caring work, relieving them of the work-family conflict…”
“…Society has narrowed women’s choices in a way that it hasn’t narrowed men’s choices.”