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Within-establishment wage inequality and satisfaction

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  • Ambra Poggi

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We empirically model individual utility from pay as function of worker’s own wage and the earnings of all other workers within the same establishment. The aims of this paper are twofold: first, to study the mechanisms underlying the importance of relative wages in determining worker satisfaction; second, to assess whether high within establishment wage inequality leads, on average, to high satisfaction. .

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  • Ambra Poggi, 2010. "Within-establishment wage inequality and satisfaction," LABORatorio R. Revelli Working Papers Series 100, LABORatorio R. Revelli, Centre for Employment Studies.
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    Keywords

    satisfaction; co-workers; envy; pride; wage inequality;

    JEL classification:

    • C25 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Discrete Regression and Qualitative Choice Models; Discrete Regressors; Proportions; Probabilities
    • J28 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Safety; Job Satisfaction; Related Public Policy
    • J31 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs - - - Wage Level and Structure; Wage Differentials
    • J33 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs - - - Compensation Packages; Payment Methods

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