WHAT MAKES WORKERS WITH DISABILITIES HAPPY? THE IMPORTANCE OF NON-PECUNIARY CHARACTERISTICS

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  • Ricardo Pagán

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    1. Applied Economics Department, University of Malaga, Malaga, Spain
    • Correspondence to: Applied Economics Department, University of Malaga, Plaza de El Ejido s/n, 29.071 Malaga, Spain. E-mail: rpr@uma.es

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SUMMARY

The paper examines the determinants of the levels of job satisfaction reported by non-disabled and disabled workers, with special attention to the contribution of non-pecuniary job aspects. Using longitudinal data from the German Socio-Economic Panel, we estimate job satisfaction equations for non-disabled and disabled workers. The existence of unhealthy environments, hard manual work, capacity to learn and good relationships with colleagues and supervisors all have a greater influence on job satisfaction for disabled workers than for their non-disabled counterparts. Copyright © 2013 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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