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Source: Milbank Quarterly
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1. Robinson, James C.
Hazard Pay in Unsafe Jobs: Theory, Evidence, and Policy Implications
Milbank Quarterly 64,4 (1986): 650-677
Cohort(s): Young Men, Young Women
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing, Inc. => Wiley Online
Keyword(s): Current Population Survey (CPS) / CPS-Fertility Supplement; Job Hazards; Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID); Quality of Employment Survey (QES); Working Conditions

This paper analyzes the relation between wages and hazardous working conditions and tests the hypothesis that wages are higher in hazardous rather than safe jobs. Three different measures of workplace hazards are utilized: (1) an occupational risk injury ratio; (2) an industry-level rate of injury work loss measure; and (3) an exposure level to hazardous working conditions measure. Data from the NLS of Young Women and Young Men along with that from the Current Population Surveys, Quality of Employment Survey, and the Panel Study of Income Dynamics are employed. Results confirm that: (1) controlling for skill, status, and occupational stratification, workers in hazardous jobs earn somewhat higher wages than comparable workers in safe jobs; and (2) hazardous occupations are usually bad jobs in terms of wages, employment security, skill, status, as well as working conditions.
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Robinson, James C. "Hazard Pay in Unsafe Jobs: Theory, Evidence, and Policy Implications." Milbank Quarterly 64,4 (1986): 650-677.