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The economic consequences of accidents at work

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Publication date

Oct 2020

Summary

This paper investigates the economic consequences of workplace accidents in the British labour market. For the empirical analysis, I use data on employment and earnings from the British Household Panel Survey and exploit fixed effects estimators to control for time‐invariant unobserved workers’ characteristics. I provide evidence that accidents at work negatively affect both job opportunities and workers’ earnings. First, employment probabilities following a state of injury are significantly lower. This effect persists over time and is stronger in those regions where unemployment rate is higher. Second, a serious workplace accident also results in significant delayed wage penalties, which increase with the accident's seriousness.

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Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics

Volume and page numbers

82 , 1068 -1093

DOI

https://doi.org/10.1111/obes.12358

ISSN

16

Subjects

Labour Market, Economics, Wages And Earnings, and Health

Links

University of Essex, Albert Sloman Library Periodicals *restricted to University of Essex registered users* - https://lib.essex.ac.uk/iii/encore/record/C__Rb1584905


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