Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/89913
Authors: 
Brenzel, Hanna
Gartner, Hermann
Schnabel, Claus
Year of Publication: 
2013
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Paper 7624
Abstract: 
Using a representative establishment dataset, this paper is the first to analyze the incidence of wage posting and wage bargaining in the matching process from the employer's side. We show that both modes of wage determination coexist in the German labor market, with about two-thirds of hirings being characterized by wage posting. Wage posting dominates in the public sector, in larger firms, in firms covered by collective agreements, and in part-time and fixed-term contracts. Job-seekers who are unemployed, out of the labor force or just finished their apprenticeship are also less likely to get a chance of negotiating. Wage bargaining is more likely for more-educated applicants and in jobs with special requirements as well as in tight regional labor markets.
Subjects: 
wage posting
wage bargaining
hiring
matching
Germany
JEL: 
E24
J30
J63
M51
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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