Collective Agreement Status and Survivability: Change and Persistence in the German Model

22 Pages Posted: 6 Aug 2013

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John T. Addison

University of South Carolina - Moore School of Business - Department of Economics; IZA Institute of Labor Economics

Paulino Teixeira

Universidade de Coimbra - Faculdade de Economia; Center for European Economic Research (ZEW)

Alex Bryson

UCL; National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR)

André Pahnke

Institut für Mittelstandsforschung

Date Written: September 2013

Abstract

This paper assesses the decline in collective bargaining coverage in Germany. Using repeat cross‐section and longitudinal data from the IAB Establishment Panel, it indicates the overwhelming importance of behavioural as opposed to compositional change in this process. Further, in the first use of survival analysis for the purpose, it also charts workplace transitions into and out of collective bargaining. In addition to providing new estimates of the median duration of coverage, the paper reports on the factors generating entry into and exit from collective bargaining. These influences are found to be distinct but symmetric.

JEL Classification: J52, J53

Suggested Citation

Addison, John T. and Teixeira, Paulino and Bryson, Alex and Pahnke, André, Collective Agreement Status and Survivability: Change and Persistence in the German Model (September 2013). LABOUR, Vol. 27, Issue 3, pp. 288-309, 2013. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2305075 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/labr.12012

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André Pahnke

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