Secondary Outcomes (explanation)
The experimental data will be supplemented with data from a different subsample of the GSOEP innovation survey that also reports expected wages but receives no randomized information treatment about average wage gaps and is hence comparable to the control group. Baseline awareness of selectivity in this group is measured by the estimated average wage gap within own occupation and the estimated wage changes for an average worker switching employment status within occupation (asymmetry). For this subsample, some related questions were already surveyed in previous waves (2016-2018) and for some analyses we may pool the data to achieve higher power.
Furthermore, the GSOEP innovation sample data are supplemented with background information from the Structure of Earnings Survey (German National Statistical Office, N>1,000,000) about occupational differences in wages, working hours, socio-demographics etc. The purpose of this exercise is to analyze heterogenous treatment effects for different potential baseline awareness about wage gaps across occupations.