Vassar College Digital Library

Institutional Repository

Vassar College's institutional repository reflects the research and scholarly output of the Vassar College community.  It provides access to many collections, including a variety of senior theses and projects from disciplines ranging from American Culture to Urban Studies. 

In early 2022 Vassar College Libraries moved the institutional repository from Digital Window to the Vassar College Digital Library. This new method of access is a work in progress and will be officially launched in June 2022. The original Digital Window will remain accessible through July 1, 2022. 

A test of normality assumption in the ordered probit model

Publication Date
1995-December-01
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Abstract

This paper presents an easily implemented test of the assumption of a normally distributed error term for the ordered probit model. As this assumption is the central maintained hypothesis in all estimation and testing based on this model, the test...

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Do fringe benefits cause layoffs?

Publication Date
1990-October-01
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Department or Program
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It is commonly believed that firms prefer layoffs to worksharing, in part, because layoffs economize on fringe benefit costs. We find that when labor markets are characterized by optimal implicit contracts, layoffs will never occur in equilibrium, regardless of the...

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The supply of labor to full-time and part-time nursing

Publication Date
1995-May-01
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Department or Program
Abstract

A model incorporating a discrete full-time/part-time/do not work labor choice and decomposing labor supply into its full-time and part-time components was used to examine the increase in labor supplied by nurses (the increase per nurse on average) over the 1977-88...

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Unproductive expenditure in manufacturing

Publication Date
1990-August-01
Document Type
Department or Program
Abstract

A behavioral model is developed to explain the magnitude of surplus and the division of surplus into unproductive and profit for oligopoly firms in the manufacturing sector of advanced capitalist economies. Particular attention is focused upon the determinants of interfirm...

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