Scandinavian Working Papers in Economics

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University of Oslo, Health Economics Research Programme

No 2005:1: Wage Policies for Health Personnel - Essays on the Wage Impact on Hours of Work and Practice Choice

Erik Magnus Sæther ()
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Erik Magnus Sæther: Ragnar Frisch Centre for Economic Research, Postal: Gaustadalléen 21, N-0349 Oslo, Norway

Abstract: This thesis aims to explore the short-term impact of increased wages on the working hours of health personnel and their practice choice. An additional objective is to identify existing compensating differentials in the job market for health personnel.

Keywords: physicians; registered nurses; discrete choice; non-convex budget sets; labor supply; sector-specific wages

JEL-codes: C25; I10; J22

218 pages, June 7, 2009

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