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Author: Sullivan, Paul
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1. Sullivan, Paul
To, Ted
Search and Nonwage Job Characteristics
Journal of Human Resources 49,2 (Spring 2014): 472-507.
Cohort(s): NLSY97
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
Keyword(s): Benefits, Fringe; Job Characteristics; Job Search; Mobility, Job

This paper quantifies the importance of nonwage job characteristics to workers by estimating a structural on-the-job search model. The model generalizes the standard search framework by allowing workers to search for jobs based on both wages and job-specific nonwage utility flows. Within the structure of the search model, data on accepted wages and wage changes at job transitions identify the importance of nonwage utility through revealed preference. The estimates reveal that utility from nonwage job characteristics plays an important role in determining job mobility, the value of jobs to workers, and the gains from job search.
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Sullivan, Paul and Ted To. "Search and Nonwage Job Characteristics." Journal of Human Resources 49,2 (Spring 2014): 472-507.