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Title:Flexible Work Systems and the Structure of Wages: Evidence from Matched Employer- Employee Data PDF Logo
Authors:Bauer, Thomas K.
Bender, Stefan
Issue Date:2001
Series/Report no.:IZA Discussion paper series 353
Abstract:A growing literature is concerned with the effects of flexible workplace systems or High Performance Work Organizations (HPWOs) on wages. This paper makes use of a new employer-employee-linked panel data set for Germany to examine the effects of adopting HPWOs on wages as well as on the wage structure within firms. The empirical results suggest that, depending on the particular practice, flexible workplace systems benefit employees through higher wages. HPWOs further increase within firm wage inequality through a relative increase in the wages at the upper parts of an establishment?s wage distribution.
Subjects:organizational change
linked-employer-employee data set
within-firm inequality
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:IZA Discussion Papers, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit (IZA)

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