Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/56696
Authors: 
Scheffel, Juliane
Year of Publication: 
2011
Series/Report no.: 
SFB 649 discussion paper 2011-026
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.
Subjects: 
shift work
non-standard working hours
time allocation
compensating wage differentials
wage premia
quantile regression
JEL: 
J22
J31
J33
J81
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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