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Der Einfluss unbeobachteter Heterogenität auf kompensatorische Lohndifferentiale und den Wert eines statistischen Lebens: Eine mikroökonometrische Parallelanalyse mit IABS und SOEP

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  • Schaffner, Sandra
  • Spengler, Hannes

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Die Arbeit untersucht mittels IAB-Beschäftigtenstichprobe, Sozioökonomischem Panel und Informationen über tödliche Arbeitsunfälle die Existenz kompensatorischer Lohndi erentiale zur Bestimmung desWertes eines statistischen Lebens (WSL) in Deutschland. Querschnittsregressionen auf Basis aller Erwerbstätigen ergeben mit 7,4 (IABS) bzw. 3,5 (SOEP) Mio. e WSL-Schätzungen in der Gröÿenordnung von querschnittsbasierten US-Studien. Zur Berücksichtigung individueller Heterogenität werden Panelregressionen durchgeführt, die zu einem geringeren WSL (3,0 bzw. 2,3 Mio. e) führen und damit auf eine Verzerrung der Querschnittsschätzungen (national und international) hinweisen. Zusätzliche (Differenzen-)Schätzungen auf Basis von Berufswechslern bestätigen die Panelergebnisse. Die ermittelten WSL können in Kosten-Nutzen-Analysen von Projekten zur Risikoreduktion in Gesundheits-, Umwelt- und Verkehrspolitik eingesetzt werden.

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  • Schaffner, Sandra & Spengler, Hannes, 2005. "Der Einfluss unbeobachteter Heterogenität auf kompensatorische Lohndifferentiale und den Wert eines statistischen Lebens: Eine mikroökonometrische Parallelanalyse mit IABS und SOEP," Darmstadt Discussion Papers in Economics 152, Darmstadt University of Technology, Department of Law and Economics.
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    • J17 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Value of Life; Foregone Income
    • J31 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs - - - Wage Level and Structure; Wage Differentials
    • I10 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - General

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