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Article: Testing rent sharing using individualized measures of rent: Evidence from domestic helpers

TitleTesting rent sharing using individualized measures of rent: Evidence from domestic helpers
Authors
KeywordsBusiness and economics
Issue Date2000
PublisherWiley-Blackwell Publishing, Inc.. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.wiley.com/bw/journal.asp?ref=0095-2583
Citation
Economic Inquiry, 2000, v. 38 n. 3, p. 470-486 How to Cite?
AbstractThe market for resident domestic helpers offers a rare opportunity where the surplus from employment relationship can be quantitatively measured for each individual employee. Using the difference between employer's cost of time and employee's wage as a measure of rent, it is found that wages for domestic helpers are positively related to rent. However the apparent sharing of rent is better explained by matching than by efficiency wage models. Rent sharing is observed even in households where monitoring or turnover costs are low. Rent sharing is not observed among newly arrived foreign domestic helpers, whose ability remains to be revealed.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/48706
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2015 Impact Factor: 1.091
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.150
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dc.description.abstractThe market for resident domestic helpers offers a rare opportunity where the surplus from employment relationship can be quantitatively measured for each individual employee. Using the difference between employer's cost of time and employee's wage as a measure of rent, it is found that wages for domestic helpers are positively related to rent. However the apparent sharing of rent is better explained by matching than by efficiency wage models. Rent sharing is observed even in households where monitoring or turnover costs are low. Rent sharing is not observed among newly arrived foreign domestic helpers, whose ability remains to be revealed.en_HK
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dc.rightsThe definitive version is available at www.blackwell-synergy.comen_HK
dc.subjectBusiness and economicsen_HK
dc.titleTesting rent sharing using individualized measures of rent: Evidence from domestic helpersen_HK
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