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The Structure of Organizational Earnings Inequality

Citation

Kalleberg, Arne L. & Van Buren, Mark E. (1994). The Structure of Organizational Earnings Inequality. American Behavioral Scientist, 37, 930-47.

Abstract

This article examines the organizational correlates of earnings inequality using data from the National Organizations Study. The authors conceptualize earnings inequality within organizations as comprising two distinct components: within- and between-occupations earnings dispersion. The authors test three sets of hypotheses about the determinants of organizational earnings inequality. These are related to (a) an organization’s context, (b) the organization’s structure, and (c) the composition of the organization’s labor force. The authors find that larger and more differentiated organizations are associated with greater inequality, but only within managerial occupations. Organizations with firm internal labor markets have less inequality between occupations. And, gender heterogeneity enhances inequality between as well as within occupations.

URL

https://doi.org/10.1177/0002764294037007006

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

American Behavioral Scientist

Author(s)

Kalleberg, Arne L.
Van Buren, Mark E.

Year Published

1994

Volume Number

37

Pages

930-47

Reference ID

280