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Are young workers compensated for a high strain job?


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  • E. OMEY


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    In this paper we test whether starters in a stressful job get a compensation for the burden they face. The compensating wage differentials model predicts a wage compensation for accepting a job with high workload. The Karasek model (1979) highlights the importance of a balance between demands and control in the job. The combination of both models leads to the hypothesis that the wage compensation for high workload will be lower in a job with high autonomy. The selectivity corrected estimations do not confirm this hypothesis. So, entrants on the labour market who start in a stressful job are in a problematic position as they are not compensated for this burden.

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    Paper provided by Ghent University, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration in its series Working Papers of Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Ghent University, Belgium with number 07/436.

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    Length: 18 pages
    Date of creation: Jan 2007
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    Handle: RePEc:rug:rugwps:07/436

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    Keywords: job-demand-control model of Karasek; wage compensation; stress;

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