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dc.contributor.authorJohnston, David W.en_US
dc.contributor.authorLee, Wang-Shengen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-07-10en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-14T11:05:14Z-
dc.date.available2012-09-14T11:05:14Z-
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/62389-
dc.description.abstractPromotions ordinarily involve higher wages and greater privileges; but they also often involve increased responsibility, accountability and work hours. Therefore, whether promotions are good for workers' wellbeing is an empirical question. Using high-quality panel data we estimate pre- and post-promotion effects on job attributes, physical health, mental health and life satisfaction, in an attempt at answering this question. We find that promotions substantially improve job security, pay perceptions and overall job satisfaction in the short term, and that promotions have short and longer term effects on job control, job stress, income and hours worked. However, despite these large effects on job attributes, we find that promotions have negligible effects on workers' health and happiness. Only mental health seems affected, with estimates suggesting significant deterioration two years after receiving a promotion. Thus, it seems the additional stress involved with promotions eventually outweighs the additional status, at least for the average worker.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDiscussion Paper series, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 6675en_US
dc.subject.jelI0en_US
dc.subject.jelI31en_US
dc.subject.jelJ62en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordpromotionen_US
dc.subject.keywordstatusen_US
dc.subject.keywordstressen_US
dc.subject.keywordjob satisfactionen_US
dc.subject.stwErwerbsverlaufen_US
dc.subject.stwErwerbsstatusen_US
dc.subject.stwStressen_US
dc.subject.stwArbeitszufriedenheiten_US
dc.subject.stwSch├Ątzungen_US
dc.subject.stwAustralienen_US
dc.titleExtra status and extra stress: Are promotions good for us?en_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn719123925en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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