Do Green Jobs Earn Better?

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Estimates from the International Monetary Fund show that the average green-intensive job earns more than the average pollution-intensive job, even when controlled for skill levels and other demographic characteristics are controlled for.

In 2018, the earnings premium was estimated to be 8%. On average from the sample years 2005-2018 is was estimated to be almost 7%.

Read more in chapter 3 of the IMF World Economic Outlook, April 2022.