The Labor Market for Medical Interns in Sweden: A Case for the Existence of a Compensating Differential for Remoteness
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
By applying the theory of compensating differentials on a self-compiled data set on the 67 sites in Sweden that offer medical internships, I seek to identify the factors of an internship that determine its salary. Because prospective interns tend to queue for popular internships, I use an estimated equilibrium salary that incorporates the opportunity cost of delaying the internship. I find a significant independent correlation between the travel time to the nearest major city and salary that is suggestive of a compensating differential. The results imply that a larger salary differentiation can mitigate the widespread phenomena of maldistribution of physicians.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Labor economics, compensating differentials, equalizing differentials, medical doctors, physicians, distance, Sweden
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-226695OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-226695DiVA: diva2:726921
Grönqvist, Erik, Forskare
Ohlsson, Henry, Professor