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Valuing Alternative Work Arrangements

Alexandre Mas and Amanda Pallais

American Economic Review, 2017, vol. 107, issue 12, 3722-59

Abstract: We employ a discrete choice experiment in the employment process for a national call center to estimate the willingness to pay distribution for alternative work arrangements relative to traditional office positions. Most workers are not willing to pay for scheduling flexibility, though a tail of workers with high valuations allows for sizable compensating differentials. The average worker is willing to give up 20 percent of wages to avoid a schedule set by an employer on short notice, and 8 percent for the option to work from home. We also document that many job-seekers are inattentive, and we account for this in estimation.

JEL-codes: J22 J31 J80 L84 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017
Note: DOI: 10.1257/aer.20161500
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