Konstantinos, Pouliakas and Ioannis, Theodossiou (2010): The economics of health and safety: An interdisciplinary review of the theory and policy.
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This paper engages in an interdisciplinary survey of the current state of knowledge related to the theory, determinants and consequences of occupational safety and health (OSH). It first describes the fundamental theoretical construct of compensating wage differentials, which is used by economists to understand the optimal provision of OSH in a perfectly competitive labour market. The plethora of incentives faced by workers and firms in job and insurance markets that determine the ultimate level of OSH are discussed in detail. The extensive empirical evidence from the hedonic wage and stated choice approaches used to assess the value of OSH is reviewed. The causes of inefficiency and inequity in the market for OSH, such as externalities, moral hazard in compensation insurance, systematic biases in individual risk perception/well-being and labour market segregation are subsequently examined. The implications of government intervention and regulation for tackling the aforementioned inefficiencies in OSH are then considered. Finally, the survey identifies areas of future research interests and suggests indicators and priorities for policy initiatives that can improve the health and safety of workers in modern job markets.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||The economics of health and safety: An interdisciplinary review of the theory and policy|
|Keywords:||health, safety, accidents, diseases, absenteeism, compensating wages, regulation|
|Subjects:||K - Law and Economics > K3 - Other Substantive Areas of Law > K32 - Environmental, Health, and Safety Law
J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J8 - Labor Standards: National and International > J81 - Working Conditions
J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J1 - Demographic Economics > J17 - Value of Life; Forgone Income
J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J2 - Demand and Supply of Labor > J28 - Safety; Job Satisfaction; Related Public Policy
|Depositing User:||Konstantinos Pouliakas|
|Date Deposited:||12. Feb 2011 19:04|
|Last Modified:||20. Feb 2013 01:29|
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