Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/80657
Authors: 
Garnero, Andrea
Rycx, François
Year of Publication: 
2013
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Paper 7350
Abstract: 
We estimate the impact of workforce diversity on productivity, wages and productivity-wage gaps (i.e. profits) using detailed Belgian linked employer-employee panel data. Findings, robust to a large set of covariates, specifications and econometric issues, show that educational (age) diversity is beneficial (harmful) for firm productivity and wages. The consequences of gender diversity are found to depend on the technological/knowledge environment of firms. While gender diversity generates significant gains in high-tech/ knowledge intensive sectors, the opposite result is obtained in more traditional industries. Overall, findings do not point to sizeable productivity-wage gaps except for age diversity.
Subjects: 
labour diversity
productivity
wages
linked panel data
GMM
JEL: 
D24
J24
J31
M12
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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