Labour market discrimination on the basis of health: an application to UK data
AbstractAn analysis of wage discrimination is carried out on the basis of health on UK data with a number of important modifications. First selection is controlled for into both health and labour market status. Second the direct effect of health upon productivity is accounted for and third, discrimination is examined with regard to participation as well as wages. The question of selection into health status is found to be of little empirical importance but taking account of selection into labour market status and the direct impact of health upon productivity leads to a fall in measured discrimination. The paper finds similar results with regard to participation. It is also examined whether these effects differ across age and gender.
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Volume (Year): 36 (2004)
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- Madden, D., 1999. "Labour Market Discrimination on the Basis of Health: an Application to UK Data," Papers 99/13, College Dublin, Department of Political Economy-.
- I10 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - General
- J31 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs - - - Wage Level and Structure; Wage Differentials
- J71 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Labor Discrimination - - - Hiring and Firing
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