Cookies?
Library Header Image
LSE Research Online LSE Library Services

Working in family firms: paid less but more secure? evidence from French matched employer-employee data

Bassanini, Andrea and Breda, Thomas and Caroli, Eve and Reberioux, Antoine (2013) Working in family firms: paid less but more secure? evidence from French matched employer-employee data. Industrial and Labor Relations Review, 66 (2). pp. 433-466. ISSN 0019-7939

Full text not available from this repository.

Abstract

We study compensation packages in family and non-family firms. Using French matched employer-employee data, we first show that family firms pay on average lower wages. We find that part of this wage gap is due to low wage workers sorting into family firms and high wage workers sorting into non-family firms. However, we also find evidence that company wage policies differ according to ownership status, so that the same worker is paid differently under family and non-family firm ownership. In addition, we find that family firms are characterized by lower job insecurity, as measured by lower dismissal rates. Family firms also appear to rely less on dismissals - and more on hiring reductions - than non-family firms when they downsize. We show that compensating wage differentials account for a substantial part of the inverse relationship between the family/non-family gaps in wages and job security.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://econpapers.repec.org/article/ilrarticl/v_3a...
Additional Information: © 2013 EconPapers
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Sets: Research centres and groups > Centre for Economic Performance (CEP)
Date Deposited: 01 Jul 2014 12:02
Last Modified: 09 Oct 2017 15:31
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/57268

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item