Wage Structure and Labor Mobility in the Netherlands 1999-2003
AbstractIn this paper we document the wage structure and labor mobility in the Netherlands in the period 1999-2003. We explain the importance of wage-setting institutions in the Netherlands and the main actors. The analyses are based on administrative sources allowing for comparisons between and within firms, and in which workers can be followed over time. In the period investigated the Netherlands experienced an increase in wage inequality. Despite the centralized system of wage negotiations in the Netherlands, our findings suggest that market forces were the main determinant of wage growth. Workers with similar wages experienced similar wage increases in firms of different sizes. Wages increases were larger for low-skilled workers in industries with large increases in demand than in other industries. Variation in wage growth was mainly at the individual level. Firm-level wage increases accounted for only 12 % of the total variation.
Download InfoIf you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.
Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc in its series NBER Working Papers with number 13210.
Date of creation: Jul 2007
Date of revision:
Publication status: published as Wage Structure and Labor Mobility in The Netherlands, 1999-2003 , Lex Borghans, Ben Kriechel. in The Structure of Wages: An International Comparison , Lazear and Shaw. 2008
Contact details of provider:
Postal: National Bureau of Economic Research, 1050 Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge, MA 02138, U.S.A.
Web page: http://www.nber.org
More information through EDIRC
Other versions of this item:
- Lex Borghans & Ben Kriechel, 2009. "Wage Structure and Labor Mobility in The Netherlands, 1999-2003," NBER Chapters, in: The Structure of Wages: An International Comparison, pages 125-148 National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
- Borghans Lex & Kriechel Ben, 2007. "Wage Structure and Labor Mobility in the Netherlands 1999-2003," ROA Research Memorandum 004, Maastricht University, Research Centre for Education and the Labour Market (ROA).
- Borghans, Lex & Kriechel, Ben, 2007. "Wage Structure and Labor Mobility in the Netherlands 1999-2003," IZA Discussion Papers 2865, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
- J31 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs - - - Wage Level and Structure; Wage Differentials
- J50 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Labor-Management Relations, Trade Unions, and Collective Bargaining - - - General
- J62 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Job, Occupational and Intergenerational Mobility; Promotion
- J63 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Turnover; Vacancies; Layoffs
- M52 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting - - Personnel Economics - - - Compensation and Compensation Methods and Their Effects
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
Please report citation or reference errors to , or , if you are the registered author of the cited work, log in to your RePEc Author Service profile, click on "citations" and make appropriate adjustments.:
- Bas ter Weel, 2003. "The Structure of Wages in the Netherlands, 1986-98," LABOUR, CEIS, vol. 17(3), pages 361-382, 09.
- Hartog, Joop, 1999. "Wither Dutch Corporatism? Two Decades of Employment Policies and Welfare Reforms," Scottish Journal of Political Economy, Scottish Economic Society, vol. 46(4), pages 458-87, September.
- Dohmen, Thomas J., 2004.
"Performance, seniority, and wages: formal salary systems and individual earnings profiles,"
Elsevier, vol. 11(6), pages 741-763, December.
- Dohmen, Thomas, 2003. "Performance, Seniority and Wages: Formal Salary Systems and Individual Earnings Profiles," IZA Discussion Papers 935, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
- Broersma, Lourens & Koeman, Jan & Teulings, Coen, 2000. "Labour Supply, the Natural Rate, and the Welfare State in The Netherlands: The Wrong Institutions at the Wrong Point in Time," Oxford Economic Papers, Oxford University Press, vol. 52(1), pages 96-118, January.
- Butter, Frank A.G. den & Mosch, Robert H.J., 2001.
"the Dutch miracle: institutions, networks and trust,"
Serie Research Memoranda
0018, VU University Amsterdam, Faculty of Economics, Business Administration and Econometrics.
- Frank A.G. den Butter & Robert H.J. Mosch, 2003. "The Dutch Miracle: Institutions, Networks, and Trust," Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics (JITE), Mohr Siebeck, Tübingen, vol. 159(2), pages 362-, June.
- Dur, Robert A J, 2001. "Wage-Setting Institutions, Unemployment, and Voters' Demand for Redistribution Policy," Scottish Journal of Political Economy, Scottish Economic Society, vol. 48(5), pages 517-31, November.
- Avouyi-Dovi, Sanvi & Fougère, Denis & Gautier, Erwan, 2011.
"Wage Rigidity, Collective Bargaining and the Minimum Wage: Evidence from French Agreement Data,"
IZA Discussion Papers
5835, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
- Sanvi Avouyi-Dovi & Denis Fougère & Erwan Gautier, 2013. "Wage Rigidity, Collective Bargaining, and the Minimum Wage: Evidence from French Agreement Data," The Review of Economics and Statistics, MIT Press, vol. 95(4), pages 1337-1351, October.
- Avouyi-Dovi, Sanvi & Fougère, Denis & Gautier, Erwan, 2010. "Wage Rigidity, Collective Bargaining and the Minimum Wage: Evidence from French Agreement Data," CEPR Discussion Papers 7932, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
- Avouyi-Dovi, S. & Fougère, D. & Gautier, E., 2010. "Wage rigidity, collective bargaining and the minimum wage: evidence from French agreement data," Working papers 287, Banque de France.
- Gautier, Erwan & Fougère, Denis & Avouyi-Dovi, Sanvi, 2013. "Wage Rigidity, Collective Bargaining and the Minimum Wage: Evidence from French Agreement Data," Economics Papers from University Paris Dauphine 123456789/11158, Paris Dauphine University.
- Mariam Camarero & Gaetano D’Adamo & Cecilio Tamarit, 2014.
"The role of Institutions in explaining wage determination in the Euro Area: a panel cointegration approach,"
2014/15, Economics Department, Universitat Jaume I, Castellón (Spain).
- Mariam Camarero & Gaetano D’Adamo & Cecilio Tamarit, 2014. "The role of Institutions in explaining wage determination in the Euro Area: a panel cointegration approach," Working Papers 1407, Department of Applied Economics II, Universidad de Valencia.
For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: ().
If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.