Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/46089
Authors: 
Grund, Christian
Schmitt, Andreas
Year of Publication: 
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
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Document Type: 
Working Paper

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