Impact of Sexual Activity on Wage: An Empirical Investigation

Economia e Desenvolvimento, Recife (PE), Vol. 8, No. 2, 2009

8 Pages Posted: 15 Jun 2007 Last revised: 21 Feb 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)

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Date Written: June 11, 2007

Abstract

We test the assumption that the relation between sexual activity 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, Impact of Sexual Activity on Wage: An Empirical Investigation (June 11, 2007). Economia e Desenvolvimento, Recife (PE), Vol. 8, No. 2, 2009, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=992902 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.992902

Paulo R. A. Loureiro (Contact Author)

University of Brasília- UnB ( email )

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

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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 )

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10 Andar Centro
Rio de Janeiro RJ 20020-010
Brazil

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