Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/88654
Authors: 
Jirjahn, Uwe
Lange, Vanessa
Year of Publication: 
2011
Series/Report no.: 
Research Papers in Economics 7/11
Abstract: 
Using unique survey data from the German Socio-Economic Panel, this study examines the influence of reciprocal inclinations on workers' sorting into codetermined firms. Employees with strong negative reciprocal inclinations are more likely to work in firms with a works council while employees with strong positive reciprocal inclinations are less likely to work in such firms. We argue that these findings conform to hypotheses derived from the experimental literature. Moreover, the results show striking gender differences in the relationship between reciprocity and taste for representation. These differences can be partially explained by gender-specific differences in the average degree of labor force attachment.
Subjects: 
Works Council
Negative Reciprocity
Positive Reciprocity
Sorting
Gender
JEL: 
D03
J52
J53
M50
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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