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dc.contributor.authorKluve, Jochenen_US
dc.contributor.authorSchaffner, Sandraen_US
dc.date.accessioned2007-10-25en_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-08-06T09:01:55Z-
dc.date.available2009-08-06T09:01:55Z-
dc.date.issued2007en_US
dc.identifier.isbn978-3-86788-023-7en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/26793-
dc.description.abstractNumerous studies, in particular for the US, have shown that individuals in occupations with high injury risk are compensated for that risk by corresponding bonus payments. At the same time, male workers are overrepresented in the most dangerous occupations like scaffolders or miners, while females typically work in relatively safe occupations with respect to occupational injuries. It is therefore remarkable that almost all studies analyzing the gender wage gap have disregarded different occupational injury risks as a potential explanatory variable for observed gender wage differentials. By merging data on occupational injury risks to German and US panel data on individual workers, this study analyzes gender wage differentials in Germany and the US considering fatal occupational injury risk. The Blinder-Oaxaca method for tobit models is used to decompose the gender wage gap with and without consideration of the fatal injury risk. Our results indicate that the compensating wage differentials for risky jobs are reflected in the resulting gender wage gap, which is caused by the unequal distribution of occupational injury risks among men and women.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherRWI Essenen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesRuhr economic papers 28en_US
dc.subject.jelJ16en_US
dc.subject.jelJ17en_US
dc.subject.jelJ31en_US
dc.subject.jelJ7en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordGender wage differentialsen_US
dc.subject.keywordoccupational injury risken_US
dc.subject.keywordcompensating wage differentialsen_US
dc.subject.keywordBlinder-Oaxaca decompositionen_US
dc.subject.stwLohnstrukturen_US
dc.subject.stwArbeitsunfallen_US
dc.subject.stwRisikoen_US
dc.subject.stwLohndifferenzierungen_US
dc.subject.stwGeschlechten_US
dc.subject.stwDeutschlanden_US
dc.subject.stwUSAen_US
dc.titleGender wage differentials and the occupational injury risk: evidence from Germany and the USen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn547446926en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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