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Wage Determination under Communism and in Transition : Evidence from Central Europe

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dc.creator Basu, Swati
dc.creator Estrin, Saul
dc.creator Svejnar, Jan
dc.date 2004
dc.date.accessioned 2013-10-16T07:11:00Z
dc.date.available 2013-10-16T07:11:00Z
dc.date.issued 2013-10-16
dc.identifier http://hdl.handle.net/10419/20542
dc.identifier ppn:396327753
dc.identifier.uri http://koha.mediu.edu.my:8181/xmlui/handle/10419/20542
dc.description Using large firm-level data sets from the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland and Hungary, we show that the wage behavior of firms changed considerably as these economies launched their transitions to a market system. We find evidence of worker sharing in their enterprise rents and losses at the end of the communist period in some economies and within a year after the launching of the transition, we find rent sharing in all of them. Using the Czech and Slovak data we show that the state-owned enterprises (SOEs) that existed under communism and survived allow for less worker rent-sharing than other firms. We also test for the presence of a wage curve and with the exception of Slovakia we do not find a significant association between local unemployment and wages. Finally, we do not find significant effects of firm ownership on wages.
dc.language eng
dc.relation IZA Discussion paper series 1276
dc.rights http://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen
dc.subject J41
dc.subject J30
dc.subject ddc:330
dc.subject wages
dc.subject rent-sharing
dc.subject transition economies
dc.subject Lohnbildung
dc.subject Lohnverhandlungstheorie
dc.subject Rententheorie
dc.subject Übergangswirtschaft
dc.subject Schätzung
dc.subject Tschechische Republik
dc.subject Polen
dc.subject Slowakei
dc.subject rent-sharing
dc.title Wage Determination under Communism and in Transition : Evidence from Central Europe
dc.type doc-type:workingPaper

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