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Institutional influences on interindustry wage differentials

Abstract

"To assess the hypothesis that institutions play an important role in the structure and development of remuneration schemes, international comparisons are necessary. The aim of our investigation is to complement the micro evidence on interindustry wage differentials for the United States and for Sweden, with corresponding results for the Federal Republic of Germany. Our paper is organized as follows: Selection 2 outlines the institutional conditions for wage bargaining in Germany and cintrasts this to the U.S setting. Section 3 develops our own research strategy after reviewing previous findings concerning the determination of interindutry wage differentials. Selection 4 discusses the data set, the construction of variables and the method used for the estimation of earnings functions on the basis of employment statistics from the Federal Employment Services. Section 5 reports the results of these estimates for Germany, while section 6 discusses the findings and compares it to the international evidence. Finally, some conclusions are drawn in section 7." (Author's abstract, IAB-Doku) ((en))

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Bellmann, Lutz; Möller, Joachim (1993): Institutional influences on interindustry wage differentials. (Regensburger Diskussionsbeiträge zur Wirtschaftswissenschaft, 257), Regensburg, 39 p.
 

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