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Unformatted text preview: Week 13: Structures of Labor Market Opportunities November 15, 2010 The New Structuralism • Theories of Economic Dualism o Dual labor market (primary) Structure of economy o Dual economy o Radical economic theory • Unifying Theme o A division of the industrial structure into distinct sectors which employers and workers dace different conditions and operate according to fundamentally different rules, which has significant effects on earnings o Structural context matters for understanding outcomes such as wage and poverty • Theoretical Motivation o Question the position taken by functionalists and neoclassical economists challenge that labor markets are structured and it’s not individuals • Sectoral Differences o Characteristics of Sectors Primary (core) Secondary (periphery) Dominated by large corporate Smaller firms enterprises • Low profits • High p...
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This note was uploaded on 12/12/2010 for the course SOCIOLOGY 81846 taught by Professor Smith during the Fall '10 term at University of California, Berkeley.

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