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    What are over-the-road truckers paid for? evidence from an exogenous regulatory change on the role of social comparisons and work organization in wage determination

    Burks, S.V. and Guy, Frederick (2012) What are over-the-road truckers paid for? evidence from an exogenous regulatory change on the role of social comparisons and work organization in wage determination. Discussion Paper. IZA (Institute for the Study of Labor), Bonn, Germany.

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    Abstract

    Using evidence from recent work on truckers and disaggregated older data prior researchers did not have, we revisit a classic topic and find some new answers. We focus on differentials in average annual earnings at the firm level among mileage-paid over-the-road tractor-trailer drivers (“road drivers”) employed by US for-hire trucking companies, before and after economic deregulation. Road driver output is individualized, and pay is on the basis of a piece rate (mileage). However, road drivers work under two distinct logistical systems – less

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    Item Type: Monograph (Discussion Paper)
    Additional Information: Discussion Paper 6376 JEL Classification: J31, J42, L92
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): fair wage, equity, compensating differential, cognitive ability, quasi-rent, rent-sharing, work organization, trucking, trucker, less-than-truckload, truckload, regulation, deregulation, union premium
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Business, Economics & Informatics > Management
    Research Centre: Innovation Management Research, Birkbeck Centre for
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 18 Sep 2014 14:22
    Last Modified: 06 Dec 2016 10:11
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/10551

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