No Evidence of Compensating Wages for Occupational Fatalities

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This study combines new estimates of occupational mortality with industry death rates from the Bureau of Labor Statistics to test for compensating wages associated with job hazards. The new estimates apply to 347 three‐digit occupations in the United States. An unexpected result emerges: Evidence for compensating wages is apparent only when the BLS industry death rates are used; evidence is absent with the new occupational death rates.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)382-395
Number of pages14
JournalIndustrial Relations
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1991
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Industrial relations
  • Strategy and Management
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management
  • Management of Technology and Innovation


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