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En stor fisk i en liten damm: Hur mycket påverkar omgivningens lön den enskilda studentens löneförväntan?
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Umeå School of Business and Economics (USBE), Economics.
2018 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The consumption theory is based on consumption as a mean to attain utility. According to the neoclassical economic theory the utility an individual attains from consumption is absolute, which means that the utility is valued independent from how of other consumers acts. When we instead take the actions of other consumers into account when valuing utility from consumption, we call that added aspect relative utility, in contrast to the absolute utility. A good which has a significant relative aspect is called a positional good. This paper is an attempt to add to the literature of studying relative utility and positional goods. During 2017 and 2018 three different types of surveys was handed out to students at Umeå University where they were asked about their expected future salaries. Two of the survey types came with a reference salary: a purposed salary of the students assumed reference group, which differed between the two survey types. The third survey type came with no reference salary. There was a statistical significant difference in expected future salary between the group who got a reference salary and the group who did not. Between the two groups who got the two different reference salaries the mean was different but not statistical significant.

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2018.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-152671OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-152671DiVA, id: diva2:1256573
Available from: 2018-10-17 Created: 2018-10-17 Last updated: 2018-10-17Bibliographically approved

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