Rising wage inequality, the decline of collective bargaining, and the gender wage gap

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Antonczyk, Dirk ; Fitzenberger, Bernd ; Sommerfeld, Katrin (2010)
  • Publisher: Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung (ZEW) Mannheim
  • Subject: Deutschland | Distribution,Gender Wage Gap,Collective Bargaining,Quantile Regression,Sequential Decomposition | J52 | J51 | J31 | Distribution | Lohnstruktur | Wage distribution | Collective Bargaining | Schätzung | Gender Wage Gap | Qualifikation | C21 | 330 Wirtschaft | sequential decomposition, wage distribution, gender wage gap, collective bargaining, quantile regression | Tarifpolitik | Sequential Decomposition | Quantile Regression | Lohndifferenzierung | Arbeitsplatz
    • jel: jel:C21 | jel:J31 | jel:J52 | jel:J51
      ddc: ddc:330

This paper investigates the increase in wage inequality, the decline in collective bargaining, and the development of the gender wage gap in West Germany between 2001 and 2006. Based on detailed linked employer-employee data, we show that wage inequality is rising stron... View more
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