This variable is measured by the response to the ISJP question, "Do you think you were paid much less than you deserved, somewhat less than you deserved, about what you deserved, somewhat more than you deserved, or much more than you deserved?
The ISJP collected information on respondent's actual job income.
If a respondent provided both (i) an actual job income and (ii) a justice evaluation of perfect justice, the ISJP set the just job income equal to the actual job income.
13] The ISJP data make it possible to construct several versions of the experienced justice evaluation, taking into account different features of the data.
Third, we compare the actual and just earnings equations; ISJP data make it possible, for the first time, to carry out these comparisons.
The ISJP data provide a rare opportunity to compare the gender gap in actual earnings with that in just earnings.
However, it is evident that the information they provide will enable more refined specification of models for subsequent research, models which carefully incorporate features of the economic and cultural climate in each country at the time of the ISJP interviews.
We estimated actual and just earnings functions separately for the men and women of the thirteen ISJP countries, obtaining 52 sets of estimates of the base salary and the returns to schooling and experience.
For fuller description of the ISJP, see Alwin and Wegener (1995), the initial set of research reports, collected in Kluegel, Mason, and Wegener (1995), and Jasso (1998).