Performance pay and assortative matching

Keith A. Bender, Colin P. Green, John S. Heywood (Corresponding Author)

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We show that couples sort on performance pay with dual receipt couples much more likely than predicted by random. In addition, we show that the return to performance pay appears largely invariant to whether or not one's spouse earns performance pay. This implies that the distribution of family income will be less equitable than that of individual income as sorting concentrates the performance pay return among households with higher pay.
Original languageEnglish
JournalScottish Journal of Political Economy
Early online date25 Sep 2019
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 25 Sep 2019


  • performance pay
  • assortative matching

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