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Does layoff risk explain the firm-size wage differential?

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If less stable (and also less able) workers select themselves into small, unstable and lowpaying firms, predicted layoff risk of workers can be used as a proxy for heterogeneity of workers and should therefore be included in wage regressions. Doing this, one third of the size earnings premium can be explained.

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  • Rudolf Winter-Ebmer, 1995. "Does layoff risk explain the firm-size wage differential?," Applied Economics Letters, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 2(7), pages 211-214.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:apeclt:v:2:y:1995:i:7:p:211-214 DOI: 10.1080/135048595357285
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