Firm‐Level Collective Bargaining and Wages in Greece: A Quantile Decomposition Analysis

24 Pages Posted: 26 Feb 2013

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Joan Daouli

University of Patras - Department of Economics

Michael Demoussis

University of Patras - Department of Economics

Nicholas Giannakopoulos

University of Patras - Department of Economics

Ioannis Laliotis

University of Surrey

Date Written: March 2013

Abstract

This article analyzes the effect of firm‐level contracting on the wage structure in the Greek private sector. Using a matched employer–employee dataset for 2006, unconditional quantile regressions and relevant decomposition methods, we identify a wage premium associated with firm‐level contracting, which follows a hump‐shaped profile across the wage distribution. Further, the wage differential between workers under firm‐level and broader‐level collective agreements can be primarily attributed to the differences in the regime‐specific wage setting structure, for those below the median of the unconditional wage distribution, and to differences in worker and firm‐specific characteristics for those in the upper tail.

Suggested Citation

Daouli, Joan and Demoussis, Michael and Giannakopoulos, Nicholas and Laliotis, Ioannis, Firm‐Level Collective Bargaining and Wages in Greece: A Quantile Decomposition Analysis (March 2013). British Journal of Industrial Relations, Vol. 51, Issue 1, pp. 80-103, 2013. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2224442 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-8543.2012.00918.x

Joan Daouli (Contact Author)

University of Patras - Department of Economics ( email )

Patras GR-265 04
Greece

Michael Demoussis

University of Patras - Department of Economics ( email )

Patras GR-265 04
Greece

HOME PAGE: http://www.geocities.com/michael_demoussis/

Nicholas Giannakopoulos

University of Patras - Department of Economics ( email )

Rio Patras
Achaia Rio
Patras GR-265 04
Greece

HOME PAGE: http://www.geocities.com/giannakopoulos_nicholas/index

Ioannis Laliotis

University of Surrey ( email )

Guildford
Guildford, Surrey GU2 5XH
United Kingdom

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