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Do Wages Compensate for Anticipated Working Time Restrictions? Evidence from Seasonal Employment in Austria

Del Bono, Emilia and Weber, Andrea (2008) 'Do Wages Compensate for Anticipated Working Time Restrictions? Evidence from Seasonal Employment in Austria.' Journal of Labor Economics, 26 (1). pp. 181-221. ISSN 0734-306X

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Abstract

This article investigates the existence of compensating wage differentials across seasonal and long-term jobs that arise due to anticipated working time restrictions. Using longitudinal information from the Austrian administrative records, we derive a definition of seasonality based on observed regularities in employment patterns. As wages change across seasonal and long-term jobs for the same individual over time, we can control for individual-specific effects and use variation in the starting month of seasonal jobs as an exogenous predictor of anticipated unemployment. We find that employers pay, on average, a positive wage differential of about 11% for seasonal jobs. © 2008 by The University of Chicago. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Source info: IZA Discussion Paper No. 2242
Uncontrolled Keywords: J22; J3; C23; labor supply elasticity; wage differentials; seasonal employment; fixed effects panel estimation
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences > Institute for Social and Economic Research
SWORD Depositor: Elements
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2013 11:33
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2022 00:24
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/7081

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