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The Value of Working Conditions in the United States and Implications for the Structure of Wages

Nicole Maestas, Kathleen J. Mullen, David Powell, Till von Wachter, Jeffrey B. Wenger

NBER Working Paper No. 25204
Issued in October 2018

---- Acknowledgments ----

We are grateful for funding from the Sloan Foundation (grants G-2013-10-21, G-2016-7226, and G-2017-9694) and the Social Security Administration (grants UM15-03 and UM16-08), which supported this research. We thank Melody Harvey for sterling research assistance. We also received numerous helpful comments from Courtney Coile, Barry Hirsch, Michael Hurd, Larry Katz, John Pencavel, Daniel Prinz, Sita Slavov, Pascal St. Amour, Bob Willis, and Joachim Winter, as well as from numerous participants at seminars and conferences, including SSA, MRRC, APPAM, RAND, University of Illinois Champagne-Urbana, NBER Summer Institute, Stanford University, Institute of Fiscal Studies, UC Irvine, Boston College, Wellesley College, Tinbergen Institute, University of Lausanne, and University of Lyon-Etienne. All remaining errors are our own. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

---- Disclosure of Financial Relationships for Kathleen J. Mullen ----

I have received financial support summing to at least $10,000 in the past three years from the following organizations:

(1) U.S. Social Security Administration

(2) The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

(3) The National Institute on Aging

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