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Der Einfluss der Tarifbindung auf Lohnhöhe und Lohnverteilung

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  • Teschner, Tatjana
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    The paper investigates the influence of three different wage-setting regimes (industry-wide collective contracts, firm-level contracts, and individual contracts) on the level and the dispersion of wages. The analysis uses the Salary and Wage Structure Survey for Lower Saxony, Germany. The empirical results show an increasing dispersion of wages over time in all wage-setting regimes. However, wage dispersion for firms applying industry-wide collective contracts remains considerably lower than for companies in the other two regimes. The observed increase of average wages between 2001 and 2006 in establishments covered by sectoral collective contracts - compared to wage reductions in the other wage-setting regimes - is accompanied by a sharp fall in collective bargaining coverage.

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    Paper provided by Leibniz Universität Hannover, Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät in its series Hannover Economic Papers (HEP) with number dp-431.

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    Length: 28 pages
    Date of creation: Oct 2009
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    Keywords: Betriebseffekte auf Löhne; Lohnkompression; Tarifverträge; Tarifbindung;

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    1. Teschner, Tatjana, 2009. "Der Einfluss des Lohnsetzungsregimes auf das geschlechtsspezifische Lohndifferenzial," Hannover Economic Papers (HEP) dp-432, Leibniz Universität Hannover, Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät.

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