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Title: An Empirical Analysis of the Dual Labor Market Theory
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1. Andrisani, Paul J.
An Empirical Analysis of the Dual Labor Market Theory
Working Paper, Center for Human Resource Research, The Ohio State University, Columbus OH, 1973
Cohort(s): Young Men
Publisher: Center for Human Resource Research
Keyword(s): Discrimination, Racial/Ethnic; Earnings; Educational Attainment; Employment; Job Search; Labor Market, Secondary; Mobility; Mobility, Job

This study focuses upon the process of labor market entry of male youth in the context of the dual labor market theory. Essentially, the dual market theory contends that large numbers of workers are involuntarily confined to substandard jobs in a "secondary" labor market which is separated from the mainstream, or "primary" sector, by impenetrable boundaries imposed by institutionalized discrimination. Briefly, the study finds a substantial amount of upward mobility from time of first job to 1968--a period ranging from 2 to 10 years. Nonetheless, entry into and confinement within the secondary sector cannot be consistently explained solely in terms of deficiencies in aggregate demand, human capital, or motivation. Moreover, the evidence also suggests the existence of race and sectoral differences in the process of wage determination.
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Andrisani, Paul J. "An Empirical Analysis of the Dual Labor Market Theory." Working Paper, Center for Human Resource Research, The Ohio State University, Columbus OH, 1973.