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The state of collective bargaining and worker representation in Germany: the erosion continues

Addison, John T. and Bryson, Alex and Teixeira, Paulino and Pahnke, André and Bellmann, Lutz (2010) The state of collective bargaining and worker representation in Germany: the erosion continues. Discussion paper series, 5030. Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA), Leibniz Information Centre for Economics, Leibniz-Informationszentrum Wirtschaft, Germany.

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Identification Number: 5030

Abstract

This paper investigates trends in collective bargaining and worker representation in Germany from 2000 to 2008. It seeks to update and widen earlier analyses pointing to a decline in collective bargaining, while providing more information on the dual system as a whole. Using data from the IAB Employment Panel and the German Employment Register, we report evidence of a systematic and continuing erosion of the dual system. Not unnaturally the decline is led by developments in western Germany. Arguably, the path of erosion will continue until rough and ready convergence is reached with eastern Germany. Expressed differently, if the process of decentralization underpinning these developments once was 'regulated' it no longer appears to be so.

Item Type: Monograph (Discussion Paper)
Official URL: http://www.iza.org/en/webcontent/index_html
Additional Information: © 2010 IZA
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Sets: Research centres and groups > Centre for Economic Performance (CEP)
Date Deposited: 18 Nov 2014 15:29
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 15:29
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/57061

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