Dirty Money: Is there a Wage Premium for Working in a Pollution Intensive Industry?
Lindley, JK, Cole, MA and Elliott, RJR (2009) Dirty Money: Is there a Wage Premium for Working in a Pollution Intensive Industry? The Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, 39 (2). pp. 161-180.
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Within a compensating wage differential framework we investigate whether there is a wage premium for working in a pollution intensive industry. Our results for the economy as a whole suggest a small wage premium of approximately one quarter of one percent associated with the risk of working in a dirty job. This premium rises to over fifteen percent for those individuals who work in one of the five dirtiest industries. We also find evidence of a fatal risk wage premium, providing estimates of the value of a statistical life of between £12 million and £19 million (2000 prices).
|Divisions :||Faculty of Business, Economics and Law > Economics|
|Identification Number :||10.1007/s11166-009-9077-x|
|Additional Information :||The original publication is available at http://www.springerlink.com|
|Depositing User :||Symplectic Elements|
|Date Deposited :||21 Jun 2012 10:11|
|Last Modified :||09 Jun 2014 13:18|
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