of pay discrimination in the National Hockey League
The present paper takes another look at this issue of salary discrimination
in ice hockey, using Longley's method. The main differences with
Longley's paper, are that: (i) I deal with the players of the 1993-94
season instead of those of 1989-90; (ii) the situation of defensemen,
as well as that of forwards, is examined; (iii) several more determinants
of salaries are added to Longley's three variables (career games
played, points per game, team revenues); (iv) the number of interaction
terms has been reduced, ironically yielding additional information.
I start the paper with an examination of the grounds that would
induce teams from a given location to discriminate against non-local
players. The second section of the paper describes the determinants
of pay in the NHL. The third section examines the obtained empirical
results with respect to team location. The main outcome of my study
is that salary discrimination based on location appears to be a
weak but pervasive phenomenon, more surely so in English Canada.
An incidental outcome of the study is that players located in English
Canada teams were underpaid during the 1993-94 season.