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Compensation of Unusual Working Schedules

Juliane Scheffel ()

SFB 649 Discussion Papers from Humboldt University, Collaborative Research Center 649

Abstract: This paper examines pecuniary aspects of work during unusual hours based on the German Time Use Data for 2001/02. The findings show positive wage premia of 9 – 10 percent for shift workers and men who work during unusual hours. There is some evidence of negative selection which suggests that men with lower potential daytime earnings have a higher propensity to choose these jobs because of the associated wage premium. The findings further show a U-shaped impact of temporal work disamenity across the wage distribution with higher wage premia paid to the extreme 5-percentiles.

Keywords: Shift Work; Non-Standard Working Hours; Time Allocation; Compensating Wage Differentials; Wage Premia; Quantile Regression (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J22 J31 J33 J81 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 33 pages
Date: 2011-05
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