Reciprocity and Workers' Tastes for Representation
AbstractUsing 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.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by DIW Berlin, The German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP) in its series SOEPpapers on Multidisciplinary Panel Data Research with number 402.
Length: 35 p.
Date of creation: 2011
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Works council; negative reciprocity; positive reciprocity; sorting; gender;
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- D03 - Microeconomics - - General - - - Behavioral Economics; Underlying Principles
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- J53 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Labor-Management Relations, Trade Unions, and Collective Bargaining - - - Labor-Management Relations; Industrial Jurisprudence
- M50 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting - - Personnel Economics - - - General
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