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Wage Compensations Due to Risk Aversion and Skewness Affection – German Evidence

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  • Wolfgang Nagl

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As a new approach we study individual wage compensations due to income risks measured by the variance and skewness of the wage distributions in different occupational groups. Using German administrative panel data and estimating a fixed effects model we confirm the expected positive effect of the variance and the negative effect of the skewness on individual wages.

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  • Wolfgang Nagl, 2012. "Wage Compensations Due to Risk Aversion and Skewness Affection – German Evidence," ifo Working Paper Series 145, ifo Institute - Leibniz Institute for Economic Research at the University of Munich.
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    1. Shelest Olena, 2015. "Risk of Investments in Human Capital and Expected Worker Mobility," International Journal of Management and Economics, De Gruyter Open, vol. 47(1), pages 82-106, September.

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    Keywords

    Wage compensation; income risk;

    JEL classification:

    • J30 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs - - - General
    • J31 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs - - - Wage Level and Structure; Wage Differentials

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