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Bargaining Structure, Wage Determination, and Wage Dispersion in 6 OECD Countries

  • Zweimuller, Josef
  • Barth, Erling

This paper compares the industry wage structure of Austria, Canada, Germany, Norway, Sweden, and the United States. Comparable micro wage equations are employed to calculate inequality across industries. The results suggest that the industry wage patterns are very similar in the analyzed countries but the size of the differentials varies considerably: more centralized bargaining structures tend to narrow pay differentials. Copyright 1994 by WWZ and Helbing & Lichtenhahn Verlag AG

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Volume (Year): 47 (1994)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
Pages: 81-93

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Handle: RePEc:bla:kyklos:v:47:y:1994:i:1:p:81-93
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  1. Wagner, Joachim, 1990. "An international comparison of sector wage differentials," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 34(1), pages 93-97, September.
  2. Winter-Ebmer, Rudolf, 1994. "Endogenous Growth, Human Capital, and Industry Wages," Bulletin of Economic Research, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 46(4), pages 289-314, October.
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