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The Impact of Wage Increases on Job Satisfaction - Empirical Evidence and Theoretical Implications

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  • Grund, Christian

    () (RWTH Aachen University)

  • Sliwka, Dirk

    () (University of Cologne)

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The impact of wage increases on job satisfaction is explored. First, it is empirically established that current job satisfaction rises with absolute wage level as well as with wage increases. Second, a basic job satisfaction function is constructed based on the empirical results, and theoretical implications are analysed. It is shown that the myopic maximisation of such a function directly implies increasing and concave shaped age-earnings profiles.

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  • Grund, Christian & Sliwka, Dirk, 2001. "The Impact of Wage Increases on Job Satisfaction - Empirical Evidence and Theoretical Implications," IZA Discussion Papers 387, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA).
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    Keywords

    age-earnings profiles; Job satisfaction; wage increases; habit formation;
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    JEL classification:

    • J28 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Safety; Job Satisfaction; Related Public Policy
    • J30 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs - - - General
    • M12 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Business Administration - - - Personnel Management; Executives; Executive Compensation

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