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Do wages compensate for anticipated working time restrictions? Evidence from seasonal employment in Austria

Del Bono, E and Weber, A (2008) 'Do wages compensate for anticipated working time restrictions? Evidence from seasonal employment in Austria.' Journal of Labor Economics, 26 (1). 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
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Institute for Social and Economic Research
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2013 11:33
Last Modified: 22 Jan 2019 20:15
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/7081

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