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Collective bargaining through the magnifying glass: A comparison between the Netherlands and Portugal

Alexander Hijzen (), Pedro Martins and Jante Parlevliet ()

FEUNL Working Paper Series from Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Faculdade de Economia

Abstract: This paper contributes to a deeper understanding of sector-level bargaining systems and their role for labour market performance. We compare two countries with seemingly similar collective bargaining systems, the Netherlands and Portugal, and document a number of features that may affect labour market outcomes, including: i) the scope for flexibility at the firm or worker level within sector-level agreements; ii) the emphasis on representativeness as a criterion for extensions; iii) the effectiveness of coordination across bargaining units; and iv) pro-active government policies to enhance trust and cooperation between the social partners. JEL codes: J5, P52

Keywords: industrial relations; social dialogue; employment (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 36 pages
Date: 2017
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