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Efficiency Wages and Effort: Are Hard Jobs Better?

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  • Strobl, Eric

    () (Aix-Marseille University)

  • Walsh, Frank

    () (University College Dublin)

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Efficiency wage theory predicts that the wage per unit of effort will be lower in intensively monitored sectors. This wage differential will increase in effort. Using employer-employee matched data from Ghana we provide evidence supporting this hypothesis.

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  • Strobl, Eric & Walsh, Frank, 2002. "Efficiency Wages and Effort: Are Hard Jobs Better?," IZA Discussion Papers 661, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
  • Handle: RePEc:iza:izadps:dp661
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    1. Solow, Robert M., 1979. "Another possible source of wage stickiness," Journal of Macroeconomics, Elsevier, vol. 1(1), pages 79-82.
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    monitoring; efficiency wages;

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    • J41 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Particular Labor Markets - - - Labor Contracts

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