On the multicapablity theory of income instribution

Joop Hartog*

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This paper presents the essential elements of the multicapability theory of inco-me distribution. This theory tries to understand a nurmber of labor market phenomena by decomposing labor services into those srising from a number of different capabilities. It explains job wage rates from prices of capabilites and the shape of the income distribution form assumptions on the distribution of capabilities and on labor supply behavior. Empirical support for the theory is also outlined.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)157-171
Number of pages15
JournalEuropean Economic Review
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1977
Externally publishedYes


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