Pay Policies of Firms and Collective Wage Contracts-An Uneasy Partnership?

Theoretical considerations suggest that firms establish consistent internal wage structures and pay wage premiums of similar size across occupational groups. Strong evidence for the existence of coherent employer pay policies across occupations is found using a German employer–employee data set. How...

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Volume: 45
Main Author: GERLACH, KNUT
Format: Journal Article
Language: English
Place of publication: Malden, USA Blackwell Publishing Inc 01.01.2006
published in: Industrial relations (Berkeley) Vol. 45; no. 1; pp. 47 - 67
Data of publication: 2006-01
ISSN: 0019-8676
EISSN: 1468-232X
Discipline: Economics
Bibliography: We are grateful to David Levine, Torben Schewe, and three anonymous referees for very helpful hints, and to Bernd Höptner, Uwe Rode, and Dietrich Schwinger from the Lower Saxonian Statistical Office for their help in working with the Lower Saxonian Salary and Wages Structure Survey.
The authors’ affiliations are, respectively, Institut für Quantitative Wirtschaftsforschung, Universität Hannover, Königsworther Platz 1, 30167 Hannover, Germany; Institut für Arbeitsmarkt‐ und Berufsforschung, Regensburger Str. 104, 90478 Nürnberg. E‐mail
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