Segmented Labour Markets

  • Glen G. Cain
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Segmented labour markets may refer to descriptive features of labour markets or to theoretical models of the processes and outcomes of labour market behaviour. This entry emphasizes the latter, but the two aspects of the term are not neatly separable. In its descriptive uses segmentation may refer to industries, geographic areas, or to such demographic characteristics of workers as gender or race.


Labour Market Labour Market Outcome Neoclassical Economist Neoclassical Theory Neoclassical Model 
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  • Glen G. Cain

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