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Fernanda Rivas
''Wage dispersion and workers` effort''
( 2009, Vol. 29 No.2 )
We study experimentally the relationship between intra-firm wage dispersion chosen by principals and workers'' performance. Principals show a preference for more egalitarian wage schemes, and workers are negatively influenced by high levels of wage inequality.
Keywords: wage dispersion, effort, experiment, gift-exchange
JEL: C9 - Design of Experiments: General
J3 - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs: General
Manuscript Received : Mar 09 2009 Manuscript Accepted : May 03 2009

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