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Publication date: 21 Nov 2017 | Publication type: NIESR Discussion Paper | Theme: Employment & Social policy | Authors: Bryson, A | External authors: Erling, B, Dale-Olsen, H | JEL classification: J01, J08, J50, J51 | NIESR discussion paper number: 481
We exploit tax-induced exogenous variance in the price of union membership to identify the effects of changes in firm union density on firm productivity and wages in the population of Norwegian firms over the period 2001 to 2012. Increases in union density lead to substantial increases in firm...
Publication date: 10 Apr 2015 | Publication type: NIESR Discussion Paper | Theme: Employment & Social policy | Authors: Bryson, A | External authors: Bryan, M. | Project: The Prevalence and Effects of Performance-Related Pay in Britain
Using data from the British Household Panel Survey (BHPS) we show performance pay (PP) increased earnings dispersion among men and women, and to a lesser extent among full-time working women, in the decade of economic growth which ended with the recession of 2008. PP was also associated with some...
Publication date: 12 Nov 2014 | Publication type: NIESR Discussion Paper | Theme: Employment & Social policy | Authors: Stokes, L, Bryson, A, Forth, J, Weale, M | NIESR discussion paper number: 440
We examine whether those paid for performance fared better in terms of wage growth and job tenure than their fixed pay counterparts through the most recent recession. In theory we might anticipate that, since performance pay workers share the income risks of economic shocks with their employers,...
Publication date: 28 May 2014 | Publication type: Conference and seminar output | Theme: Employment & Social policy | Authors: Bryson, A, Forth, J, Stokes, L
Poster presentation at Workshop on Firm-Level Analysis of Labour Issues, Louvain-la-Neuve (UCL-Belgium), 28 May 2014
Publication date: 22 Jul 2014 | Publication type: NIESR Discussion Paper | Theme: Employment & Social policy | Authors: Bryson, A | JEL classification: J33 | NIESR discussion paper number: 433
Using nationally representative linked employer-employee data we find one-quarter of employees in Britain are paid for performance. The log hourly wage gap between performance pay and fixed pay employees is .36 points.  This falls to .15 log points after controlling for observable demographic, job...
Publication date: 10 Jul 2014 | Publication type: NIESR Discussion Paper | Theme: Employment & Social policy | Authors: Bryson, A | JEL classification: J15; J33; J71 | NIESR discussion paper number: 432
Using nationally-representative linked employer-employee data for Britain I find bisexual men earn around 31% less per hour than heterosexual men, a differential that falls to 20% having controlled for demographic, job and workplace characteristics.  The gap is apparent within workplaces and within...
Publication date: 25 Jun 2014 | Publication type: Conference and seminar output | Theme: Employment & Social policy | Authors: Bryson, A
Using linked employer-employee data for Britain I find bisexual men earn around 31% less per hour less than heterosexual employees, a differential that falls to 20% having controlled for demographic, job and workplace characteristics.  The gap is apparent within workplaces and within detailed...
Publication date: 10 Jun 2014 | Publication type: Conference and seminar output | Theme: Employment & Social policy | Authors: Bryson, A | JEL classification: J15, J33, J71
Using linked employer-employee data for Britain I find bisexual men earn around 31% less per hour less than heterosexual employees, a differential that falls to 20% having controlled for demographic, job and workplace characteristics. The gap is apparent within workplaces and within detailed...
Publication date: 6 May 2014 | Publication type: Journal article/book/chapter | Theme: Employment & Social policy | Authors: Bryson, A
Despite declining bargaining power, unions continue to generate a wage premium. Some feel collective bargaining has had its day. Politicians on both sides of the Atlantic have recently called for the removal of bargaining rights from workers in the name of wage and employment flexibility, yet...
Publication date: 10 Feb 2012 | Publication type: NIESR Discussion Paper | Theme: Trade, Investment & Productivity, Employment & Social policy, Exiting the EU & Britain after Brexit | Authors: Bryson, A | External authors: Simmons, R. and Rossi, G. | JEL classification: J24; J31; J61; J71; M52 | NIESR discussion paper number: 388
In efficient global labour markets for very high wage workers one might expect wage differentials between migrant and domestic workers to reflect differences in labour productivity. However, using panel data on worker-firm matches in a single industry over a seven year period we find a substantial...

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