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dc.contributor.authorBellemare, Charlesen_US
dc.contributor.authorLepage, Patricken_US
dc.contributor.authorShearer, Bruce S.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-01-29en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-07T11:55:59Z-
dc.date.available2010-07-07T11:55:59Z-
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.identifier.piurn:nbn:de:101:1-20090209182en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/35742-
dc.description.abstractWe present results from a real-effort experiment, simulating actual work-place conditions, comparing the productivity of workers under fixed wages and piece rates. Workers, who were paid to enter data, were exposed to different degrees of peer pressure under both payment systems. The peer pressure was generated in the form of private information about the productivity of their peers. We have two main results. First, we find no level of peer pressure for which the productivity of either male or female workers is significantly higher than productivity without peer pressure. Second, we find that very low and very high levels of peer pressure can significantly decrease productivity (particularly for men paid fixed wages). These results are consistent with models of conformism and self-motivation.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIZA discussion papers 3948en_US
dc.subject.jelM52en_US
dc.subject.jelC91en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordPeer effectsen_US
dc.subject.keywordfixed wagesen_US
dc.subject.keywordpiece ratesen_US
dc.subject.keywordgenderen_US
dc.subject.stwLeistungsmotivationen_US
dc.subject.stwSoziale Beziehungenen_US
dc.subject.stwLeistungsorientierte Vergütungen_US
dc.subject.stwArbeitsproduktivitäten_US
dc.subject.stwGeschlechten_US
dc.subject.stwTesten_US
dc.titlePeer pressure, incentives, and gender: an experimental analysis of motivation in the workplaceen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn590249029en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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