Title

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

Document Type

Journal article

Source Publication

Journal of Risk and Uncertainty

Publication Date

2-1-2007

Volume

34

Issue

1

First Page

85

Last Page

98

Keywords

Compensating wage differentials, Job-related illness

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.

DOI

10.1007/s11166-006-9000-7

Print ISSN

08955646

E-ISSN

15730476

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Recommended Citation

Wei, X. (2007). Wage compensation for job-related illness: Evidence from a matched employer and employee survey in the UK. Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, 34(1), 85-98. doi: 10.1007/s11166-006-9000-7