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Title:The acceptability of layoffs and pay cuts: comparing North America with Germany PDF Logo
Authors:Gerlach, Knut
Levine, David
Stephan, Gesine
Struck, Olaf
Issue Date:2006
Series/Report no.:IAB discussion paper 2006,1
Abstract:Substantial evidence shows that North Americans are generally more accepting of the market than Europeans and attribute market outcomes to a larger degree to effort or skill. This article discusses the perceived fairness of layoffs and pay cuts in North America and Germany. We expect North Americans to be more accepting of layoffs and pay cuts than Germans and that procedures and conditions under which pay cuts or layoffs occur have a stronger impact on fairness perceptions for Germans than for North Americans. This hypothesis is tested using a quasi-experimental design. The empirical results are in line with our considerations.
Subjects:Entlassungen - Akzeptanz
Lohnsenkung - Akzeptanz
institutionelle Faktoren
gesellschaftliche Einstellungen
Gerechtigkeit
soziale Wahrnehmung - internationaler Vergleich
Einkommensunterschied
psychische Faktoren
Arbeitsbeziehungen
soziale Normen
soziale Einstellungen
USA
Bundesrepublik Deutschland
Kanada
Nordamerika
Silicon Valley
Toronto
JEL:M51
M52
J63
J31
J33
P52
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:IAB-Discussion Paper, Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung (IAB)

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