Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/148538
Authors: 
Cornelissen, Thomas
Year of Publication: 
2016
Citation: 
[Journal:] IZA World of Labor [ISSN:] 2054-9571 [Year:] 2016 [Issue:] 314
Abstract: 
Should one expect a worker’s productivity, and thus wage, to depend on the productivity of his/her co-workers in the same workplace, even if the workers carry out completely independent tasks and do not engage in team work? This may well be the case because social interaction among co-workers can lead to productivity spillover through knowledge spillover or peer pressure. The available empirical evidence suggests that, due to such peer effects, co-worker productivity positively affects a worker’s own productivity and wage, particularly in lower-skilled occupations.
Subjects: 
peer effects
productivity
wages
peer pressure
social pressure
knowledge spillover
JEL: 
J24
J31
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Document Type: 
Article

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