PMMA-20201 Gender and Age Diversity to Forster Innovation and Productivity Growth

Abstract

Women participation in the labor market is an upward trend and high unemployment rates of young workers is a fact. Although many aspects have been investigated in the economic literature related to these issues, there are still avenues under explored. One part of the literature that has not been investigated extensively is whether worker’s diversity is an asset for innovation activities. The scant literature suggest that gender diversity may play a role on innovation, but age diversity does not present any impact. However, these evidences are based mainly on cross-section datasets and consider these worker’s characteristics as isolated facts, in other words, not related to worker’s educational level. By using a firm-level panel structure of the Brazilian innovation survey jointly with other sources, our research proposal aims to contribute to this literature by investigating how worker’s diversity considering their educational level may play an important role for innovation, productivity growth and eventually economic development.


Members

Project leader: Filipe Lage de Sousa

Project researchers: Leandro Justino Pereira Veloso | Synthia Santana | Glaucia Ferreira

Scientific mentors: Abdelkrim Araar


Journal publication

No journal publications.


Working Papers

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Diversity to Foster Innovation: Using the Lens of Brazilian Microdata 2020-03-01 1.32MB 0 0

Policy Briefs

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Fostering innovation through workplace diversity in Brazil 2020-06-26 0.98MB 0 0
Promovendo Inovação Pela Diversidade dos Trabalhadores Brasileiros 2020-06-26 840.68kB 0 0

Final report

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2019-08-07 1.10MB 0 0

Proposal

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Gender and Age Diversity to Forster Innovation and Productivity Growth 2018-09-18 515.66kB 0 0

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