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Another effect of group diversity: Educational composition and workers' pay


Tuor, Simone N; Backes-Gellner, Uschi (2012). Another effect of group diversity: Educational composition and workers' pay. Swiss Leading House Working Paper 78, University of Zurich.

Abstract

Drawing on an unusually large set of employer-employee data, we examine how workers’ pay is related to the educational composition within their occupational group. We find that educational composition as measured by the educational diversity and the educational level of an occupational group is positively related to its workers’ pay within that group. In addition, our findings suggest that the educational level moderates the positive effect of educational diversity, i.e. that pay increases related to diversity are higher in occupational groups with higher levels of education. We also discuss implications for management practice and possible further theoretical developments.

Abstract

Drawing on an unusually large set of employer-employee data, we examine how workers’ pay is related to the educational composition within their occupational group. We find that educational composition as measured by the educational diversity and the educational level of an occupational group is positively related to its workers’ pay within that group. In addition, our findings suggest that the educational level moderates the positive effect of educational diversity, i.e. that pay increases related to diversity are higher in occupational groups with higher levels of education. We also discuss implications for management practice and possible further theoretical developments.

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Item Type:Working Paper
Communities & Collections:03 Faculty of Economics > Department of Business Administration
Dewey Decimal Classification:330 Economics
Language:English
Date:2012
Deposited On:13 Dec 2012 07:22
Last Modified:17 Feb 2018 00:23
Series Name:Swiss Leading House Working Paper
OA Status:Green
Official URL:http://www.isu.uzh.ch/leadinghouse/WorkingPapers/0078_lhwpaper.pdf
Related URLs:http://econpapers.repec.org/RePEc:iso:educat:0078
Other Identification Number:merlin-id:7464

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