ERIC Number: EJ726155
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jun-22
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Long Term Illness and Wages
Sandy, Robert; Elliott, Robert R.
Journal of Human Resources, v40 n3 p744-768 Sum 2005
Long-term illness (LTI) is a more prevalent workplace risk than fatal accidents but there is virtually no evidence for compensating differentials for a broad measure of LTI. In 1990 almost 3.4 percent of the U.K. adult population suffered from a LTI caused solely by their working conditions. This paper provides the first estimates of compensating differentials for a broad measure of work-related LTI. Using data on self-reported illnesses we find significant CDs for male manual workers but none for male nonmanual workers. These results are robust to the addition of variables for the risk of accidental at-work deaths.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Public Policy, Occupational Safety and Health, Chronic Illness, Males, Wages, Work Environment, Compensation (Remuneration)
University of Wisconsin Press, Journals Division, 1930 Monroe St., Madison, WI 53711-2059. Web site: http://www.ssc.wisc.edu/jhr/home.html.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom; United States