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A monopsonistic approach to disability discrimination and non-discrimination

Saloniki, E (2015) A monopsonistic approach to disability discrimination and non-discrimination. Economics Bulletin, 35 (4). pp. 2064-2073. ISSN 1545-2921. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:56569)

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Abstract

We use a simple model of monopsony to explain wage differences between the non-work-limited disabled and non-disabled. In this model, employers exploit the non-work-limited disabled workers and potential workers by offering them lower wages to increase profits, knowing that they face high search costs. We propose an extension of this model to account for the case where firms are not allowed, by law, to treat disabled and non-disabled differently. We show that non-discrimination improves the wage distribution for the non-work-limited disabled workers but worsens it for the non-disabled.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: disability; discrimination; monopsony; wages
Subjects: H Social Sciences
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Centre for Health Services Studies
Depositing User: Eirini Saloniki
Date Deposited: 21 Jul 2016 13:38 UTC
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2020 04:14 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/56569 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Saloniki, E: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5867-2702
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