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Change and Persistence in the German Model of Collective Bargaining and Worker Representation

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  • John T. Addison
  • Alex Bryson
  • André Pahnke
  • Paulino Teixeira

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This paper depicts and examines the decline in collective bargaining coverage in Germany. Using repeat cross-section and longitudinal data from the IAB Establishment Panel, we show the overwhelming importance of behavioral as opposed to compositional change and, for the first time, document workplace transitions into and out of collective agreeements via survival analysis. We provide estimates of the median duration of coverage, and report that the factors generating entry and exit are distinct and symmetric.

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Paper provided by Centre for Economic Performance, LSE in its series CEP Discussion Papers with number dp1099.

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Date of creation: Nov 2011
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Handle: RePEc:cep:cepdps:dp1099

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Keywords: Sectoral and firm agreements; changes in collective bargaining/works council coverage; shift-share analysis; bargaining transitions; survivability;

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  1. Dr Alex Bryson, 2009. "The Extent of Collective Bargaining and Workplace Representation: Transitions between States and their Determinants. A Comparative Analysis of Germany and Great Britain," NIESR Discussion Papers 2416, National Institute of Economic and Social Research.
  2. Addison, John T. & Belfield, Clive R., 2002. "Unions and Establishment Performance: Evidence from the British Workplace Industrial/Employee Relations Surveys," IZA Discussion Papers 455, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
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  1. Antoni, Manfred & Heineck, Guido, 2012. "Do literacy and numeracy pay off? On the relationship between basic skills and earnings," BERG Working Paper Series 86, Bamberg University, Bamberg Economic Research Group.

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