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March 2007, Vol. 130, No. 3
Wage differentals associated with working at home
Bonnie Sue Gariety
Economist, Oregon employment Department, Portland, OR.
John A. Guthrie, Sr., Distinguished Professor of Banking and Financial
Services, Department of Economics and Finance, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY.
Both theory and evidence suggest a productivity effect, a hedonic effect, and a risk premium associated with working at home; an analysis of a sample drawn from the May 2001 Current Population Survey finds positive wage differentials overall for men and women, with significant differentials emerging for selected reasons and industries.
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