Are Estimates of Non-Standard Employment Wage Penalties Robust to Different Wage Measures? The Case of Zero-hour Contracts in the UK

Egidio Farina, Colin Green, Duncan McVicar

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Abstract

Evidence suggests that non-standard jobs are associated with wage penalties. Yet, these jobs possess a range of undesirable characteristics that should generate compensating wage differentials. This evidence relies on derived wage variables, prone to measurement error likely to be correlated with employment contract. Stated-rate hourly wage questions are not subjected to the same measurement issues. Using zero-hour contracts in the UK, we show that there is no conditional average ZHC wage penalty once stated-rate hourly wage measures are used. We discuss implications for policy.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)370-399
JournalIndustrial Relations
Volume60
Issue number3
Early online date16 Jun 2021
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2021

Keywords

  • J21
  • J48
  • M55
  • Original Article
  • Original Articles

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