Tag Archives: wage inequality

What drives the gender pay gap?

The earnings differential between men and women is a recurring topic in academic research and policy debates. While the gender pay gap is sometimes interpreted as a blatant sign of discrimination that calls for stricter equal pay legislation, the story … Continue reading

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Employee performance and the value of the bosses: Video interview with Kathryn Shaw

Employees should ultimately be paid for performance, not for working hours, says Kathryn Shaw (Stanford University and IZA) in a video interview. If hourly wages are paid, that entails choosing high-performing employees carefully. While wage inequality within firms serves to … Continue reading

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Peer effects at work are smaller than often suggested

What happens to a worker’s own productivity if one of her less productive colleagues is replaced by a highly productive new co-worker? Would this have any impact on that worker’s own productivity? And if so, then what is the possible … Continue reading

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