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Sleep and the Allocation of Time
Using aggregated data for 12 countries, a cross section of microeconomic data, and a panel of households, we demonstrate that increases in time in the labor market reduce sleep. Our theory of theExpand
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Beauty and the Labor Market
We develop a theory of sorting across occupations based on looks and derive its implications for testing for the source of earnings differentials related to looks. These differentials are examinedExpand
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Beauty, Productivity and Discrimination: Lawyers&Apos; Looks and Lucre
We propose several models in which an ascriptive characteristic generates earnings differentials and is sorted across sectors. The general approach shows how to distinguish the ultimate sources ofExpand
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Beauty, Productivity, and Discrimination: Lawyers' Looks and Lucre
We propose models with an ascriptive characteristic generating earnings differentials and causing sectoral sorting, allowing us to distinguish among sources producing such differentials. We useExpand
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Why most workers with occupational repetitive trauma do not file for workers' compensation.
Despite the availability of no fault insurance for wage replacement and medical care costs, the majority of workers diagnosed with an occupational disease do not apply for workers' compensation. TheExpand
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What percentage of workers with work-related illnesses receive workers' compensation benefits?
This study estimates the rate at which workers suffering from occupational illnesses file for workers' compensation lost wage benefits and identifies some of the factors that affect the probabilityExpand
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Claiming Behavior in Workers' Compensation
Using administrative data on workers' compensation claims in Michigan combined with data collected from a sample of workers identified by physicians as having work-related pain in their backs,Expand
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Business Success and Businesses' Beauty Capital
We examine whether a difference in pay for beauty is supported by different productivity of people according to looks. Using a sample of advertising firms, we find that those firms withExpand
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Worker Preferences and Market Compensation for Job Risk
Workers choose a job and receive in return a bundle consisting of income and a probability of job injury. The authors view this income- job-risk bundle chosen by the worker as being exchanged in anExpand
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