Wage compensation for job-related illness : evidence from a matched employer and employee survey in the UK

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Abstract

Despite voluminous studies on compensating wage differentials for job-related fatal or non-fatal injuries, there remain few published studies confirming the existence of compensating wage differentials for job-related illness. This study utilizes a recently completed UK employer-employee survey to look at this specific issue. I find there is strong evidence of wage compensation for job-related illness risk for both male and female employees in the UK. The estimated wage compensation for one job-related illness episode per year ranges from 27% to 140% of annual earnings depending on gender and estimation approaches.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)85-98
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Risk and Uncertainty
Volume34
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2007

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  • Compensating wage differentials
  • Job-related illness

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