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An examination of the utility bearing characteristics of occupations: A factor analytical approach

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This paper examines the utility bearing characteristics intrinsic to occupations and their effect on wages. A factor analysis finds that occupational characteristics can be summarized by a fewer number of underlying factors. This research identifies four factors which significantly influence wages.

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  • Wells, Robert, 2010. "An examination of the utility bearing characteristics of occupations: A factor analytical approach," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 108(3), pages 296-298, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:108:y:2010:i:3:p:296-298
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    1. Lars Kunze & Nicolai Suppa, 2013. "Job Characteristics and Labour Supply," Ruhr Economic Papers 0418, Rheinisch-Westfälisches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Universität Dortmund, Universität Duisburg-Essen.
    2. Hessels, Jolanda & Rietveld, Cornelius A. & van der Zwan, Peter, 2017. "Self-employment and work-related stress: The mediating role of job control and job demand," Journal of Business Venturing, Elsevier, vol. 32(2), pages 178-196.
    3. repec:zbw:rwirep:0418 is not listed on IDEAS
    4. Kunze, Lars & Suppa, Nicolai, 2013. "Job Characteristics and Labour Supply," Ruhr Economic Papers 418, RWI - Leibniz-Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung, Ruhr-University Bochum, TU Dortmund University, University of Duisburg-Essen.

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