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Betriebliche Bündnisse für Beschäftigung in der Krise 2008/2009 erfolgreich


  • Lutz Bellmann
  • Hans-Dieter Gerner


The favourable employment records of the German economy during the crisis 2008/2009 is related to the pacts for employment and competitiveness concluded at the company level and characterized by concessions from both bargaining partners. In these pacts work councils agree to company-specific deviations from an industry-level contract such as reduced wages in exchange for employment guarantees. In our analysis we use the IAB-Establishment Panel Survey data from the years 2006 to 2010. We find evidence suggesting that companies which adopted these pacts during the crisis reduced the number of employees less since they were more active with respect to specific measures to cope with the crisis. Copyright ZBW and Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012

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  • Lutz Bellmann & Hans-Dieter Gerner, 2012. "Betriebliche Bündnisse für Beschäftigung in der Krise 2008/2009 erfolgreich," Wirtschaftsdienst, Springer;German National Library of Economics, vol. 92(10), pages 706-711, October.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:wirtsc:v:92:y:2012:i:10:p:706-711 DOI: 10.1007/s10273-012-1442-8

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    1. Joachim Ragnitz, 2012. "Ansätze zur Vereinheitlichung des Rentensystems in Deutschland," ifo Schnelldienst, ifo Institute - Leibniz Institute for Economic Research at the University of Munich, vol. 65(04), pages 16-21, February.
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    J21; J31; J52;

    JEL classification:

    • J21 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Labor Force and Employment, Size, and Structure
    • J31 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs - - - Wage Level and Structure; Wage Differentials
    • J52 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Labor-Management Relations, Trade Unions, and Collective Bargaining - - - Dispute Resolution: Strikes, Arbitration, and Mediation


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