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Reservation Wages in Canadian Labour Markets

Document type Article
Author Hasan, Abrar
Author Gera, Surendra
Journal Relations Industrielles / Industrial Relations
Volume 37
Date 1982
Pages 65-92


Job search theory has been offered in recent years as one explanation of unemployment. A key element of the theory requires that workers behave as if they operate on a reservation wage strategy. The authors verify this hypothesis.