Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/34960
Authors: 
Jirjahn, Uwe
Kraft, Kornelius
Year of Publication: 
2008
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers 3291
Abstract: 
Using data on a sample of manufacturing establishments in Germany, we find that the use of self-managed teams is associated with increased intra-firm wage inequality between skilled and unskilled blue-collar workers. We also show that moderating factors play an important role. While teamwork interacts positively with employer-provided further training and a production technology of the most recent vintage, it interacts negatively with the age of the establishment and the coverage by a collective bargaining agreement.
Subjects: 
Wage inequality
skill-biased organizational change
training
technology
establishment age
collective bargaining
JEL: 
J30
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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