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February 1989

Variations in holiday, vacation, and area pay levels

John Buckley

Higher paying localities often report more liberal leave provisions, but factors other than pay also are important. The occupational wage data collected in the AWS program are used to produce indexes (labeled "relative pay levels") of interarea differences in average straight-time weekly or hourly earnings for four employee groups: office clerical, electronic data processing (EDP), skilled maintenance, and unskilled plant workers. These four sets of pay relatives, together with area vacation and holiday practice data for the production and office groups, provide the compensation inputs for the analysis presented in this article.

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