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peer group

a GROUP of individuals of equal status. The term is most generally applied to children and adolescents, who experience a very different influence on their SOCIALIZATION by interacting in groups of their own age, as compared to the hierarchical family experience. see also YOUTH CULTURE.
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7 percent fewer healthcare-associated infections than peer group hospitals.
For example, Tina Fey is a member of the writing and acting peer group since she is a writer and actor.
Lakson Asset Allocation Global Commodities Fund: MFR 1-Star (Previous June 30, 2014: MFR 1-Star) Peer Group of International ETFs:
Where once a second peer group might have been created if a comparison with corporate performance was needed, governance advocates today maintain that both pay and performance should be measured against the same group of companies.
Aggregating the year-end 2011 pension investment allocations of the DOD contractors and their peer group shows that contractors have allocated about 7 percentage points more of their investments to generally conservative assets, namely cash and fixed-income assets, than is the case with their peer group.
CEO for compensation consultancy Farient Advisors, agrees peer group benchmarking has inflated pay for top executives at U.
Studies have shown that irrespective of parental and peer group influence children choose jobs that are highly rated in the society (Oyebode, 1980).
CKR Interactive selected Kendra Van Nostran, the agency's longtime director of account research, to serve as the director of Peer Group US.
Third, benchmarking can lead to very different pay packages, depending on the specific companies included in the peer group.
In one sense, SunWolf's Peer Groups is a type of field manual based on her belief that membership in multiple peer groups is a trying ordeal that consumes more of our lives than ever before: "Studying the various communication subcultures and outcomes of peer groups in childhood, adolescence, and adulthood is an important endeavor, in part because it illuminates the powerful influence on our satisfactions, anxieties, and behavior choices" (p.
Preliminary data from the semiannual Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA)/STRATMOR Peer Group Survey and Roundtables (PGR) are shedding some light on technology spending in the industry.