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.
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Date of creation: Jul 2007
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Publication status: published as Lex Borghans, Ben Kriechel. "Wage Structure and Labor Mobility in The Netherlands, 1999-2003," in Edward P. Lazear and Kathryn L. Shaw, editors, "The Structure of Wages: An International Comparison" University of Chicago Press (2008)
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- 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," IZA Discussion Papers 2865, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
- 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).
- 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
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