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April 29, 2024

Gender and peer effects in the workplace

Julián Messina, Anna Sanz-de-Galdeano y Anastasia Terskaya. (2023). Birds of a Feather Earn Together. Gender and Peer Effects at the Workplace.


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This study delves into the critical role of gender in the workplace, specifically examining how gender influences peer effects on productivity and wages. The authors utilize comprehensive data from São Paulo, Brazil, involving over 7 million workers across more than 100,000 formal firms. The paper aims to discern the causal impact of the average permanent component of productivity of same-gender and opposite-gender peers on wages within a local labor market.

Key Findings

Influence of Same-Gender Peers: The research uncovers a significant impact of same-gender peers on wages, with this effect being approximately twice as potent as that of

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