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TaintedHow Philosophy of Science Can Expose Bad Science$
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Kristin Shrader-Frechette

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780199396412

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199396412.001.0001

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Trading Lives for Money

Trading Lives for Money

Compensating Wage Differentials in Economics

(p.44) Chapter 4 Trading Lives for Money

Kristin Shrader-Frechette

Oxford University Press

The chapter evaluates the economics concept of the compensating wage differential or hazard pay, assesses supposed evidence for it, shows it is a construct based on invalid data aggregation, and requires real-world conditions that rarely exist. The chapter shows that conceptual and logical analysis promotes scientific progress. As biologist Ernst Mayr emphasized, recent progress in evolutionary biology has come mainly from conceptual clarification, not improved measurements or better scientific laws

Keywords:   aggregation, compensating wage differential, economics, hazard pay

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