Impact of Sexual Activity on Wage: An Empirical Investigation

Economia e Desenvolvimento, Recife, Vol. 8, 2009

13 Pages Posted: 31 May 2012

See all articles by Paulo R. A. Loureiro

Paulo R. A. Loureiro

University of Brasília- UnB

Jaime Orrillo

Catholic University of Brazil (UCB)

Mario Jorge Cardoso Mendonca

Institute of Applied Economic Research (IPEA) - Directory of Macroeconomic Policy & Studies (DIMAC)

Tito Belchior Silva Moreira

Catholic University of Brasilia

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Date Written: 2009

Abstract

We test the assumption that the relation between sexual activity and wage is nonlinear, considering that the impact of sex on productivity and therefore on wage occurs during a certain interval of times which one cannot perceive if discrimination is not done. In other words, we must use different dummies to enumerate distinct frequencies. A similar procedure appears in Blanchflower and Oswald (2004) to test the effect of sexual activity on happiness. This is done in column (2) and the results show that this assumption is valid.

Keywords: Productivity, Sexual activity, Wage

JEL Classification: D01, J3, I1

Suggested Citation

Loureiro, Paulo R. A. and Orrillo, Jaime and Cardoso Mendonca, Mario Jorge and Moreira, Tito Belchior Silva, Impact of Sexual Activity on Wage: An Empirical Investigation (2009). Economia e Desenvolvimento, Recife, Vol. 8, 2009, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2070996

Paulo R. A. Loureiro

University of Brasília- UnB ( email )

Campus Darcy Ribeiro-Asa Norte 70362-010 - Brasil
Brasilia, DF 70362-010
Brazil

HOME PAGE: http://www.pauloloureiro.unb.br/

Jaime Orrillo

Catholic University of Brazil (UCB) ( email )

SGAN 916 Modulo B
Brasília, DF
Brazil

HOME PAGE: http://www.ucb.br/economia/Professores/Jaime/Jaime_or.htm

Mario Jorge Cardoso Mendonca

Institute of Applied Economic Research (IPEA) - Directory of Macroeconomic Policy & Studies (DIMAC) ( email )

Av. Presidente Antonio Carlos 51
10 Andar Centro
Rio de Janeiro RJ 20020-010
Brazil

Tito Belchior Silva Moreira (Contact Author)

Catholic University of Brasilia ( email )

SGAN 916 Modulo B
Brasília, DF
Brazil

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