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2006-05-31Buch DOI: 10.18452/3974
East Germany’s Wage Gap
dc.contributor.authorGörzig, Bernd
dc.contributor.authorGornig, Martin
dc.contributor.authorWerwatz, Axel
dc.date.accessioned2017-06-15T23:11:31Z
dc.date.available2017-06-15T23:11:31Z
dc.date.created2006-07-05
dc.date.issued2006-05-31
dc.identifier.issn1860-5664
dc.identifier.urihttp://edoc.hu-berlin.de/18452/4626
dc.description.abstractEast German wages have been below the West German wage level since unification. Moreover, the East-West wage gap implied by the contractual wages specified in collective wage agreements is drifting ever further apart from the wage gap in terms of effective wages. This paper looks at the role of establishment-specific factors — such as sectoral affiliation and size of the labour force — in this process. A non-parametric decomposition that has played aprominent role in the gender wage-gap literature is applied to breakdown the East-West wage gap into its constituent components. Using establishment data from the German employment statistics, the paper demonstrates that the divergence between wage agreements and effective wages is probably not a consequence of a massive escape from collective wage agreements, or the intense use of opt-out clauses in such agreements in East Germany. Rather, the shift of East Germany’s economic structure towards lower-paying types of companies has caused the lagging behind in the adjustment of wages.eng
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherHumboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät
dc.subjectNonparametric Regressioneng
dc.subjectDecompositioneng
dc.subjectRegional Wage Gapeng
dc.subject.ddc330 Wirtschaft
dc.titleEast Germany’s Wage Gap
dc.typebook
dc.subtitlea non-parametric decomposition based on establishment characteristics
dc.identifier.urnurn:nbn:de:kobv:11-10065792
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.18452/3974
dc.subject.dnb17 Wirtschaft
local.edoc.container-titleSonderforschungsbereich 649: Ökonomisches Risiko
local.edoc.pages24
local.edoc.type-nameBuch
local.edoc.container-typeseries
local.edoc.container-type-nameSchriftenreihe
local.edoc.container-volume2006
local.edoc.container-issue44
local.edoc.container-year2006
local.edoc.container-erstkatid2195055-6

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