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Kompensatorische Lohndifferenziale und der Wert eines statistischen Lebens in Deutschland

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  • Spengler, Hannes

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Diese Arbeit ist die erste empirische Untersuchung, die den Wert eines statistischen Lebens (WSL) für die Bundesrepublik Deutschland ermittelt. Die Analysen werden auf der Grundlage eines aus IAB-Beschäftigtenstichprobe und Arbeitsunfallinformationen der Berufsgenossenschaften zusammengesetzten Datensatzes durchgeführt. Die Panelschätzungen ergeben einen durchschnittlichen WSL für sozialversicherungspflichtige Arbeitnehmer von 1,65 Mio. Euro. Dieser Wert liegt deutlich unter den zu Vergleichszwecken durchgeführten Querschnittsuntersuchungen (Mittelwert 4,5 Mio. Euro) und legt nahe, dass (auch) die bisherigen Ergebnisse von US-Studien (Median 7 Mio. US-Dollar), die fast ausschließlich auf Querschnittsdaten beruhen, aufgrund der fehlenden Kontrolle unbeobachteter Heterogenität nach oben verzerrt sind. Die ermittelten WSL-Ergebnisse können in Kosten-Nutzen-Analysen von Projekten zur Risikoreduktion z.B. in Gesundheits-, Umwelt-, Verkehrs- und Kriminalpolitik einfließen.

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Paper provided by Darmstadt Technical University, Department of Business Administration, Economics and Law, Institute of Economics (VWL) in its series Darmstadt Discussion Papers in Economics with number 37281.

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Publication status: Published in Darmstadt Discussion Papers in Economics . 133 (2004-08)
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Keywords: Value of Life; Kompensatorische Lohndifferenziale; IAB-Beschäftigtenstichprobe; Random Effects Censored Regression Modell;

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  1. Sandra Schaffner & Jochen Kluve, 2007. "Gender Wage Differentials and the Occupational Injury Risk - Evidence from Germany and the US," Ruhr Economic Papers 0028, Rheinisch-Westfälisches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Universität Dortmund, Universität Duisburg-Essen.
  2. Entorf, Horst & Meyer, Susanne & Möbert, Jochen & Spengler, Hannes, 2005. "Sparzwang und Kriminalitätsrisiko : gibt es Zusammenhänge? Offene Fragen, und erste Ergebnisse aus einem Forschungsprojekt," Darmstadt Discussion Papers in Economics 21919, Darmstadt Technical University, Department of Business Administration, Economics and Law, Institute of Economics (VWL).
  3. Hannes Spengler & Sandra Schaffner, 2007. "Using Job Changes to Evaluate the Bias of the Value of a Statistical Life," Discussion Papers of DIW Berlin 713, DIW Berlin, German Institute for Economic Research.

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