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  • A Discrete Choice Analysis of Norwegian Physicians’ Labor Supply and Sector Choice
Author
  • Sæther, Erik Magnus
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  • What is the effect of increased wages on physician’s working hours and sector choice? This study applies an econometric framework that allows for non-convex budget sets, nonlinear labor supply curves and imperfect markets with institutional constraints. The physicians are assumed to make choices from a finite set of job possibilities, characterized by practice form, hours and wage rates. The individuals may combine their main position with an extra job, opening for a variety of combinations of hours in the respective jobs. I take into account the complicated payment schemes for physicians, taxes and household characteristics when estimating labor supply on Norwegian micro data. The results show a modest response in total hours to a wage increase, but a reallocation of hours in favor of the sector with increased wages.
  • Physicians; discrete choice; labor supply
  • RePEc:hhs:oslohe:2003_019
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  • English
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