Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/224018
Authors: 
Oberfichtner, Michael
Schnabel, Claus
Töpfer, Marina
Year of Publication: 
2020
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers 13576
Abstract: 
Using a large employer-employee dataset, we provide new evidence on the relationship between the gender pay gap and industrial relations from within German workplaces. Controlling for unobserved workplace heterogeneity, we find no evidence that introducing or abandoning collective agreements or works councils affects the gender pay gap. This result holds at the mean and along the distribution, challenging the stylized fact that unions and works councils dampen the gender pay gap.
Subjects: 
gender pay gap
industrial relations
works council
collective bargaining
Germany
JEL: 
J31
J50
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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