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Title:Works councils, wages, and job satisfaction PDF Logo
Authors:Grund, Christian
Schmitt, Andreas
Issue Date:2011
Series/Report no.:Discussion paper series // Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 5464
Abstract:We investigate the effects of works councils on employees' wages and job satisfaction in general and for subgroups with respect to sex and occupational status. Making use of a German representative sample of employees, we find that employees, who move to a firm with a works council, report increases in job satisfaction, but do not receive particular wage increases. Especially the job satisfaction of female employees is affected by a change in works council status. However, we do not find support for the hypothesis that the introduction of a works council itself increases wages or job satisfaction for the employees staying at the firm.
Subjects:job satisfaction
wages
works councils
JEL:M5
J30
J53
Persistent Identifier of the first edition:urn:nbn:de:101:1-201104113372
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:IZA Discussion Papers, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit (IZA)

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