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Source:
Education, Skills, and Technical Change
Author(s):
Frank Levy
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226567945.003.0011

The authors have written an interesting chapter addressing an important question: To what extent does a nation’s earnings inequality reflect market forces versus weak labor market institutions? In the United States, the question is quite timely. Recent discussion of labor market institutions includes potential increases in the minimum wage, the number of workers covered by overtime pay, and whether California Uber drivers are Uber employees or independent contractors—an issue that will eventually extend to other parts of the “gig” economy (Office of the President, n.d.; ...

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