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ERIC Number: EJ883108
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Mar
Pages: 43
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0022-166X
Health and Wages: Panel Data Estimates Considering Selection and Endogeneity
Jackle, Robert; Himmler, Oliver
Journal of Human Resources, v45 n2 p364-406 Mar 2010
This paper complements previous studies on the effects of health on wages by addressing the problems of unobserved heterogeneity, sample selection, and endogeneity in one comprehensive framework. Using data from the German Socio-Economic Panel (GSOEP), we find the health variable to suffer from measurement error and a number of tests provide evidence that selection corrections are necessary. Good health leads to higher wages for men, while there appears to be no significant effect for women. Contingent on the method of estimation, healthy males earn between 1.3 percent and 7.8 percent more than those in poor health. (Contains 15 tables and 20 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Germany