Unemployment, Choice and Inequality

  • Michael Sattinger

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
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  10. Back Matter
    Pages 163-175

About this book


This monograph began as a study of the consequences of labor force effects, in­ cluding unemployment, for the distribution of earnings. I began by developing a model of job search. But following my previous work on the distribution of earnings, the search theory took a different form from the standard literature. Workers and firms were engaged in mutual search which effectively assigned workers to jobs. A number of open questions immediately became apparent, including the relation bet­ ween unemployment and inequality, the nature and costs of unemployment, and the role of choice. These quickly provided sufficient material for the monograph. I began work on the project in 1980 at Miami University of Ohio. I wish to thank my chairman there, William McKinstry, for the support I received during my last year there. My colleagues Donald Cymrot and James Moser provided some early com­ ments on the project and I am indebted to Joseph Simpson for extensive computer assistance.


distribution earnings employment inequality labor market unemployment university

Authors and affiliations

  • Michael Sattinger
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  1. 1.Department of EconomicsState University of New York at AlbanyAlbanyUSA

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1985
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
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  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-70549-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-70547-2
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