Disabled Workers and Wage Losses: Some Evidence from Workers with Occupational Injuries

36 Pages Posted: 17 Oct 2011

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Harry A. Krashinsky

University of Toronto - Centre For Industrial Relations

Michele Campolieti

University of Toronto at Scarborough - Division of Management

Date Written: October 17, 2011

Abstract

We examine the effects of work-related disabilities on the earnings losses of disabled male workers. First, we analyze the extent of the wage losses of disabled workers who remain at their pre-injury job relative to disabled workers who leave their pre-injury job, using regression and bias reduced matching estimators. Second, we estimate a components-of-variance model that examines the persistence of earnings shocks for disabled workers. Our estimates suggest that disabled male workers with work-related injuries who do not return to work with their accident employer have much larger wage losses and more persistent earnings shocks.

Suggested Citation

Krashinsky, Harry A. and Campolieti, Michele (Mike), Disabled Workers and Wage Losses: Some Evidence from Workers with Occupational Injuries (October 17, 2011). Industrial and Labor Relations Review, Vol. 62, No. 1, 2006, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1945400

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Michele (Mike) Campolieti

University of Toronto at Scarborough - Division of Management ( email )

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