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Wages as Risk Compensation in Germany

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  • Grund, Christian

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    (RWTH Aachen University)

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The theory of compensating wage differentials is generally accepted. Still, there has been no strong or even contrary evidence for compensating wage differentials in Germany so far. Estimating wage regressions with data of the German Socio-Economic Panel (GSOEP) within individually perceived hazards of work accidents as a risk variable, evidence for compensating wage differentials in Germany is found even though other effects may partly weaken the existing wage premiums due to risks at work.

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Paper provided by Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in its series IZA Discussion Papers with number 221.

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Length: 21 pages
Date of creation: Dec 2000
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Handle: RePEc:iza:izadps:dp221

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Keywords: Compensating wage differentials; wage regressions; work accidents;

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  1. Matthew A Cole & Robert J R Elliott & Joanne K Lindley, 2009. "Dirty Money: Is there a Wage Premium for Working in a Pollution Intensive Industry," Discussion Papers 09-13, Department of Economics, University of Birmingham.
  2. Adriana Barone & Annamaria Nese, 2003. "On the Job Health Risks: Workers' Beliefs and Individual Work Experiences," Giornale degli Economisti, GDE (Giornale degli Economisti e Annali di Economia), Bocconi University, vol. 62(1), pages 125-144, April.

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