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Wages and the Bargaining Regime in a Corporist Setting: The Netherlands

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  • Joop Hartog

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    (University of Amsterdam)

  • Edwin Leuven

    (University of Amsterdam)

  • Coen N. Teulings

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    (SEO, University of Amsterdam)

Abstract

In a corporatist country, of which the Netherlands is an example, wages should not be distinguished by union membership status, but by the bargaining regime. Four bargaining regimes can be distinguished: (i) company level bargaining, (ii) industry level bargaining, (iii) mandatory extension of an industry agreement, and (iv) no collective bargaining. Acknowledging firms' bargaining regime, we find small differences between the four regimes, and certainly no distinction between “covered” and “uncovered” firms. This discussion paper resulted in a publication in European Journal of Political Economy , 18, 317-331.

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Paper provided by Tinbergen Institute in its series Tinbergen Institute Discussion Papers with number 00-013/3.

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