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Wage Compensations Due to Risk Aversion andSkewness Affection – German Evidence

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  • Wolfgang Nagl

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As a new approach we study individual wage compensations due to income risksmeasured by the variance and skewness of the wage distributions in different occupational groups. Using German administrative panel data and estimating a fixed effects model we confirm the expected positive effect of the variance and the negative effect ofthe skewness on individual wages.

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Paper provided by Ifo Institute for Economic Research at the University of Munich in its series Ifo Working Paper Series with number Ifo Working Paper No. 145.

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Date of creation: 2012
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Handle: RePEc:ces:ifowps:_145

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