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Gregariousness, interactive jobs and wages

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  • Friedhelm Pfeiffer

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  • Nico Schulz

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Geselligkeit und soziale Interaktion sind wichtige Dimensionen menschlichen Daseins, deren Konsequenzen für die Verteilung der beruflichen Tätigkeiten und der Löhne noch wenig erforscht sind. In dieser Studie werden daher, unseres Wissens erstmals für Deutschland, die Bedeutung von Geselligkeit und soziale Interaktion in der beruflichen Tätigkeit sowie für damit einhergehende Lohnunterschiede untersucht. Der empirische Teil der Studie basiert auf Stichproben aus dem Sozio-Ökonomischen Panel (SOEP). Die Ergebnisse deuten darauf hin, dass Geselligkeit die Wahrscheinlichkeit erhöht, in einem Beruf mit sozialer Interaktion tätig zu sein. Zudem sind Frauen häufiger in Berufen mit mehr sozialer Interaktion tätig. Die Regressionsergebnisse deuten darauf hin, dass Geselligkeit und eine Tätigkeit in einem beruflichen Umfeld mit einem hohen Maß an sozialer Interaktion mit (moderat) höheren Löhnen einhergehen. Copyright Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung 2012

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  • Friedhelm Pfeiffer & Nico Schulz, 2012. "Gregariousness, interactive jobs and wages," Journal for Labour Market Research, Springer;Institute for Employment Research/ Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung (IAB), vol. 45(2), pages 147-159, July.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:jlabrs:v:45:y:2012:i:2:p:147-159 DOI: 10.1007/s12651-012-0105-y
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    Keywords

    Gregariousness; Social interactions; Labour markets; Sorting; Wage differentials; J01; J24; J31;

    JEL classification:

    • J1 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics
    • J24 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity
    • J31 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs - - - Wage Level and Structure; Wage Differentials

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