Wages and the bargaining regime in a corporatist setting: the Netherlands

Joop Hartog*, Edwin Leuven, Coen Teulings

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In a corporatist country, of which the Netherlands is an example, wages should not be distinguished by union membership status, but by the bargaining regime. Four bargaining regimes can be distinguished: (i) company level bargaining, (ii) industry level bargaining, (iii) mandatory extension of an industry agreement, and (iv) no collective bargaining. Acknowledging firms' bargaining regime, we find small differences between the four regimes, and certainly no distinction between "covered" and "uncovered" firms.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)317-331
Number of pages15
JournalEuropean Journal of Political Economy
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes


  • Collective bargaining
  • Wages


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