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Can pay regulation kill?
Emma Hall

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Can pay regulation kill?
panel data evidence on the effect of labor markets on hospital performance
Emma Hall, Carol Propper and John Van Reenen.

Published 2008 by Centre for Economic Performance, London School of Economics and Political Science in London .
Written in English.

About the Book

Labor market regulation can have harmful unintended consequences. In many markets, especially for public sector workers, pay is regulated to be the same for individuals across heterogeneous geographical labor markets. We would predict that this will mean labor supply problems and potential falls in the quality of service provision in areas with stronger labor markets. In this paper we exploit panel data from the population of English acute hospitals where pay for medical staff is almost flat across the country. We predict that areas with higher outside wages should suffer from problems of recruiting, retaining and motivating high quality workers and this should harm hospital performance. We construct hospital-level panel data on both quality - as measured by death rates (within hospital deaths within thirty days of emergency admission for acute myocardial infarction, AMI) - and productivity. We present evidence that stronger local labor markets significantly worsen hospital outcomes in terms of quality and productivity. A 10% increase in the outside wage is associated with a 4% to 8% increase in AMI death rates. We find that an important part of this effect operates through hospitals in high outside wage areas having to rely more on temporary "agency staff" as they are unable to increase (regulated) wages in order to attract permanent employees. By contrast, we find no systematic role for an effect of outside wages of performance when we run placebo experiments in 42 other service sectors (including nursing homes) where pay is unregulated.

Edition Notes

Title from PDF file (viewed on Oct. 10, 2008).

"January 2008."

Includes bibliographical references.

Also available in print.

System requirements: Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Mode of access: World Wide Web.

Series
CEP discussion paper -- no. 843

Classifications

Library of Congress
HC10

The Physical Object

Format
Electronic resource

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL22649203M
LC Control Number
2008613048

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