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The workers' value of the remaining employment contract duration

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  • Jos Van Ommeren

    (Free University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

  • Mihails Hazans

    (University of Latvia, Riga, Latvia)

Abstract

This paper introduces and applies a method for estimating workers' marginal willingness to pay for job attributes employing data on job search activity. Worker's willingness to pay for the remaining duration of the employment contract is derived. We provide evidence that workers attach substantial value to the remaining contract duration. A temporary worker with a remaining contract of 6 months is willing to pay about 10% of the wage to increase the contract by one month.

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Paper provided by EconWPA in its series Labor and Demography with number 0506006.

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Length: 34 pages
Date of creation: 25 Jun 2005
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Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwpla:0506006

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Keywords: On-the-job search; Job attributes; Contract duration; Temporary job;

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  1. Van Ommeren, Jos & Fosgerau, Mogens, 2009. "Workers' marginal costs of commuting," Journal of Urban Economics, Elsevier, vol. 65(1), pages 38-47, January.
  2. Van Ommeren, Jos & Koopman, Marnix, 2011. "Public housing and the value of apartment quality to households," Regional Science and Urban Economics, Elsevier, vol. 41(3), pages 207-213, May.

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