Job satisfaction and preference drift

Wim Groot, Henriëtte Maassen van den Brink

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Abstract

Most empirical studies do not find that higher wages lead to more job satisfaction. In this paper we argue that the insignificant effect of wages on job satisfaction is due to preference drift. We adapt the standard ordered response model to allow for preference shifts. The empirical results support the hypothesis of preference drift in job satisfaction.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)363-367
Number of pages5
JournalEconomics Letters
Volume63
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1999

Keywords

  • adaptation
  • j28
  • jel classification
  • job satisfaction
  • wages

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Groot, W., & Maassen van den Brink, H. (1999). Job satisfaction and preference drift. Economics Letters, 63(3), 363-367. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0165-1765(99)00053-1