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The Heterogeneous Effects of Workforce Diversity on Productivity, Wages and Profits

Andrea Garnero, Stephan Kampelmann and Francois Rycx

No 1304, CEPREMAP Working Papers (Docweb) from CEPREMAP

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 show that educational (age) diversity is beneficial (harmful) for firm productivity and wages. While gender diversity is found to generate significant gains in high-tech/knowledge intensive sectors, the opposite result is obtained in more traditional industries. Estimates neither vary substantially with firm size nor point to sizeable productivity-wage gaps except for age diversity.

Keywords: labour diversity; productivity; wages; linked panel data; GMM (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D24 J24 J31 M12 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 51 pages
Date: 2013-09
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-age, nep-eff, nep-eur, nep-hrm, nep-lab, nep-lma and nep-ure
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