Essays on Expectations, Power and Social Security
AbstractIn chapters four and five – ‘On Power’ – Karen analyzes data on household consumption, labor supply and wages. Chapter four proposes a non-cooperative, theoretical model on how couples jointly decide on what to buy and how much to work. Applying this model to what households in the U.S. Consumer Expenditures Survey spend on children, she finds that in the majority of households the wife is the ‘Dictator’ in that she decides what to buy. Chapter five assesses wage rates of Dutch employees in the context of a specific type of employment protection: the term of notice, which is the period that an employer has to take into account before a worker can be fired. Karen finds that if an extra month is added to the term of notice, this increases wages by three percent. She explains this by the improved bargaining position of better protected employees.
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- van der Wiel, Karen, 2008.
"Better Protected, Better Paid: Evidence on How Employment Protection Affects Wages,"
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3352, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
- van der Wiel, Karen, 2010. "Better protected, better paid: Evidence on how employment protection affects wages," Labour Economics, Elsevier, vol. 17(1), pages 16-26, January.
- van der Wiel, Karen, 2009. "Better Protected, Better Paid: Evidence on How Employment Protection Affects Wages," IZA Discussion Papers 4465, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
- van der Wiel, Karen, 2008. "Preparing for Policy Changes: Social Security Expectations and Pension Scheme Participation," IZA Discussion Papers 3623, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
- van der Wiel, Karen, 2009. "Have You Heard the News? How Real-Life Expectations React to Publicity," IZA Discussion Papers 4064, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
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