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dc.contributor.authorHeywood, John S.
dc.contributor.authorParent, Daniel
dc.date.accessioned2020-11-12T19:47:58Z
dc.date.available2020-11-12T19:47:58Z
dc.date.issued2009-08-01
dc.identifier.other1259278
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1813/73199
dc.description.abstractWe show that the reported tendency for performance pay to be associated with greater wage inequality at the top of the earnings distribution applies only to white workers. This results in the white-black wage differential among those in performance pay jobs growing over the earnings distribution even as the same differential shrinks over the distribution for those not in performance pay jobs. We show this remains true even when examining suitable counterfactuals that hold observables constant between whites and blacks. We explore reasons behind our finding that performance pay is associated with greater racial earnings gaps at the top of the wage distribution focusing on the interactions between discrimination, unmeasured ability and selection.
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.subjectperformance pay
dc.subjectwage inequality
dc.subjectrace
dc.subjectearnings
dc.subjectcompensation
dc.titlePerformance Pay and the White-Black Wage Gap
dc.typepreprint
dc.description.legacydownloadscri_2010_017.pdf: 2071 downloads, before Oct. 1, 2020.
local.authorAffiliationHeywood, John S.: University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
local.authorAffiliationParent, Daniel: McGill University


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