Joan Daouli, Michael Demoussis, Nicholas Giannakopoulos and Ioannis Laliotis are at the University of Patras.
Firm-Level Collective Bargaining and Wages in Greece: A Quantile Decomposition Analysis
Article first published online: 8 OCT 2012
© Blackwell Publishing Ltd/London School of Economics 2012
British Journal of Industrial Relations
Volume 51, Issue 1, pages 80–103, March 2013
How to Cite
Daouli, J., Demoussis, M., Giannakopoulos, N. and Laliotis, I. (2013), Firm-Level Collective Bargaining and Wages in Greece: A Quantile Decomposition Analysis. British Journal of Industrial Relations, 51: 80–103. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-8543.2012.00918.x
- Issue published online: 25 FEB 2013
- Article first published online: 8 OCT 2012
- Manuscript Accepted: 3 MAY 2012
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.