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Unfairness at work: Well-being and quits

D'Ambrosio, Conchita, Clark, Andrew E., Barazzetta, Marta (2018) Unfairness at work: Well-being and quits. Labour Economics, 51 . pp. 307-316. ISSN 0927-5371. (doi:10.1016/j.labeco.2018.02.007) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

We here consider the effect of the level of income that individuals consider to be fair for the job they do, which we take as measure of comparison income, on both subjective well-being and objective future job quitting. In six waves of German Socio-Economic Panel data, the extent to which own labour income is perceived to be unfair is significantly negatively correlated with subjective well-being, both in terms of cognitive evaluations (life and job satisfaction) and affect (the frequency of feeling happy, sad and angry). Perceived unfairness also translates into objective labour-market behaviour, with current unfair income predicting future job quits.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1016/j.labeco.2018.02.007
Uncontrolled keywords: Fair income, Quits, SOEP, Subjective well-being
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School > Industrial Relations/HRM
Depositing User: Andrew Clark
Date Deposited: 21 Sep 2018 10:09 UTC
Last Modified: 15 Jul 2019 08:08 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/69185 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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