Institutional Frameworks and Labor Market Performance: Comparative Views on the US and German Economies

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Friedrich Buttler, Wolfgang Franz, Ronald Schettkat, David Soskice
Routledge, Aug 17, 2005 - Business & Economics - 368 pages
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Institutional Frameworks and Labor Market Performance produces an in-depth analysis of the functioning of various labor market institutions in both the USA and Germany. Particular emphasis is given to the substantial differences between the US and Germany in the ways important areas are regulated. The authors show that the impact of institutions on economic performance is ambivalent. They argue that in this sense, the decision is not one between regulation and deregulation but rather one between different degrees and forms of regulation.
 

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Contents

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WORK ORGANIZATION AND TRAINING IN AMERICAN ENTERPRISES
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Paul Osterman 3 WORKS COUNCILS
Definitions andMeans 2 7 Estimate ofOfftheJob Training 2 8 for Alternative WorkPractice Variables
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Linda Bell and Richard Freeman 6 INSTITUTIONAL INFLUENCES
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Effects
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2 Registered
DIFFERENT INSTITUTIONAL ARRANGEMENTS FOR JOB PLACEMENT
Rateof Pay 6 1 Interindustrial Wage Differentials Germany 1979and 1989 6 2 Interindustrial Wage Differentials withand without Controls forHuman
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WHY DO AMERICANS AND GERMANS WORK DIFFERENT HOURS?
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THE MACROPERFORMANCE OF THE GERMAN LABOR MARKET
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RONALD SCHETTKAT is currently a Fellow of the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study and a Senior Fellow in the Labor Market and Employment research unit at the Wissenschaftszentrum in Berlin, Germany.

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