sectoral and firm agreements

Publication date: 20 Oct 2011 | Publication type: NIESR Discussion Paper | Theme: Trade, Investment & Productivity, Employment & Social policy | Authors: Bryson, A | External authors: Addison, J. T., Teixeira, P. and Pahnke, A. | JEL classification: J50, J53 | NIESR discussion paper number: 382
This paper depicts and examines the decline in collective bargaining coverage in Germany. Using repeat cross-section and longitudinal data from the IAB Establishment Panel, we show the overwhelming importance of behavioral as opposed to compositional change and, for the first time, document...