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Finland: Decentralisation Tendencies within a Collective Wage Bargaining System

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  • Asplund, Rita
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    This paper provides a brief overview of the Finnish wage bargaining system and its evolution over the past decades into its current mode by drawing on existing documents, reports and analyses. The emphasis is on the changes having occurred in the systems over-all structure as well as in its main content. Finally attempts are made, by use of the existing empirical evidence, to contrast these changes against the development of wages and the unionisation rate. The paper concludes with a brief discussion of future challenges as ex-pressed in recent studies of the Finnish wage bargaining system.

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    Paper provided by The Research Institute of the Finnish Economy in its series Discussion Papers with number 1077.

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    Length: 31 pages
    Date of creation: 2007
    Handle: RePEc:rif:dpaper:1077
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    1. Heikkilä, Anni & Piekkola, Hannu, 2004. "Explaining the Desire for Local Bargaining: Evidence from a Finnish Survey of Employers and Employees," Discussion Papers 910, The Research Institute of the Finnish Economy.
    2. Roope Uusitalo & Juhana Vartiainen, 2009. "Finland: Firm Factors in Wages and Wage Changes," NBER Chapters,in: The Structure of Wages: An International Comparison, pages 149-178 National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
    3. Åsa Johansson, 2006. "Wage Setting in Finland: Increasing Flexibility in Centralised Wage Agreements," OECD Economics Department Working Papers 503, OECD Publishing.
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