June 2012

IZA DP No. 6673: Peer Salaries and Employee Satisfaction in the Workplace

published in: Manchester School, 2015, 83 (3), 307 -313

We explore the relationship between reported job satisfaction and own wage, relative wage and average comparison group wage; allowing for asymmetry in these responses across genders. We find that the choice of relevant comparison group is affected by gender in Britain; men display behaviour characteristic of competitiveness whilst women do not.