Authors: Gralla, Rafael
Kraft, Kornelius
Title: Separating introduction effects from selectivity effects
Other Titles: The differences in employment patterns of co-determined firms
Language (ISO): en
Abstract: This study examines differences in employment growth between firms with and without works councils by separating introduction effects from potential selectivity effects. Using a difference in differences framework, we show that firms with works councils have higher employment growth before establishing a works council. However, employment growth declines after introduction. We identify the reason for lower employment growth in reduced hiring rates but constant dismissal rates.
Subject Headings: difference -in- differences
employment growth
works councils
Issue Date: 2011-11-03
Appears in Collections:Sonderforschungsbereich (SFB) 823

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