A theoretical analysis of the labor market wage and employment effects of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

dc.contributor.authorSavitsky, Jeromeen
dc.contributor.committeechairSteinberg, Richarden
dc.contributor.committeememberOrr, Danielen
dc.contributor.committeememberMandelstamm, Allanen
dc.contributor.committeememberLowenstein, Marken
dc.contributor.committeememberSmith, Williamen
dc.contributor.departmentEconomicsen
dc.date.accessioned2015-07-10T20:00:01Zen
dc.date.available2015-07-10T20:00:01Zen
dc.date.issued1989en
dc.description.abstractThe dissertation explores the labor market effects of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits employers from practicing wage discrimination and employment dis- crimination on the basis of race, sex, religion, national origin or color. A theoretical model of the equal wage and the equal employment provisions of Title Vll is developed and applied to the labor input decisions of a discriminating firm. The enforcement model is then extended to consider the market-wide wage and employment effects of Title Vll. The analysis raises questions as to whether Title Vll, as it is enforced by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, can in fact increase the market wages and improve the market employment opportunities of the workers who face discrimination in the labor market. The labor market wage and employment effects of Title VII under alternate enforcement strategies are also examined.en
dc.description.degreePh. D.en
dc.format.extentvii, 127 leavesen
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/54411en
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen
dc.relation.isformatofOCLC# 20371549en
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.subject.lccLD5655.V856 1989.S384en
dc.subject.lcshLabor supplyen
dc.subject.lcshEmployment (Economic theory)en
dc.subject.lcshDiscrimination in employmenten
dc.subject.lcshWagesen
dc.titleA theoretical analysis of the labor market wage and employment effects of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964en
dc.typeDissertationen
dc.type.dcmitypeTexten
thesis.degree.disciplineEconomicsen
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen
thesis.degree.namePh. D.en
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