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Title:And i will try to fix you: A study of heterogeneity in job satisfaction with implications for flexible employment contracts PDF Logo
Authors:Chongvilaivan, Aekapol
Powdthavee, Nattavudh
Issue Date:2011
Series/Report no.:Discussion paper series // Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 5868
Abstract:This paper is an empirical study of slope heterogeneity in job satisfaction. It provides evidence from the generalized ordered probit models that different job characteristics tend to have different distributional impacts on the overall job satisfaction. For instance, standard models tend to significantly underestimate the effects of monthly salary and hours worked at generating the highly satisfied workers, whilst lowering the incidence of the very dissatisfied workers. Although our results should be viewed as illustrative, we provide discussions of their potential implications for employers and they could help with the design of employment contracts.
Subjects:job satisfaction
heterogeneity
employment contract
generalized ordered probit
salary
work-life balance
JEL:J53
D61
Persistent Identifier of the first edition:urn:nbn:de:101:1-201108092956
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:IZA Discussion Papers, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit (IZA)

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