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La reforma de la negociación colectiva en España


  • Samuel Bentolila
  • Juan F. Jimeno


Collective bargaining regulation in Spain was put in place at the beginning of the 1980s and, despite successive labour market reforms, its main ingredients are still intact. In this paper we argue that the Spanish regulation of collective bargaining fits neither the current Spanish economic structure or the needs arising from the new socio-economic, medium run outlook. After describing the main features of the Spanish collective bargaining system, we show that its results, both in micro- and macroeconomics terms, have been relatively poor. We then propose a reform of collective bargaining legislation aiming at better economic performance, and we end by identifying the sources of opposition to this type of reform.

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  • Samuel Bentolila & Juan F. Jimeno, "undated". "La reforma de la negociación colectiva en España," Working Papers 2002-03, FEDEA.
  • Handle: RePEc:fda:fdaddt:2002-03

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    1. Card, David & de la Rica, Sara, 2004. "The Effect of Firm-Level Contracts on the Structure of Wages: Evidence from Matched Employer-Employee Data," IZA Discussion Papers 1421, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).

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