Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/44465
Authors: 
Pfeiffer, Friedhelm
Schulz, Nico Johannes
Year of Publication: 
2011
Series/Report no.: 
ZEW Discussion Papers 11-001
Abstract: 
Gregariousness is an important aspect of human life with implications for labour market outcomes. The paper examines, to the best of our knowledge for the first time for Germany, gregariousness and social interaction at the workplace and associated wage differentials. Our empirical findings with samples from the German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP) demonstrate that gregarious people more often work in jobs with social interaction. Furthermore, females tend to work more often in interactive jobs compared to males. There is evidence that working in an interactive job is associated with a compensating negative wage differential of 7 percent for women and non for men. Implications for wage policy are discussed.
Subjects: 
Gregariousness
social interactions
labour markets
sorting
wage differentials
JEL: 
J01
J24
J31
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Document Type: 
Working Paper

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