Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/31921
Authors: 
Gerlach, Knut
Stephan, Gesine
Year of Publication: 
2005
Series/Report no.: 
IAB discussion paper 2005,9
Abstract: 
Collective wage contracts impose restrictions on wage-setting. We utilize German linked employer-employee data for blue-collar worker to compute the dispersion of wages and wage components within and across firms under three different wage-setting regimes: Establishments applying sectoral collective contracts, establishments with firm-level contracts and uncovered establishments. The empirical analysis confirms a lower dispersion of wages and wage components for firms applying sectoral collective contracts compared to companies in the other two wage-setting regimes. Implications for policy are discussed.
Subjects: 
Lohnstruktur
Tarifvertrag
Firmentarifvertrag
JEL: 
J31
J51
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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