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Title: Wage mobility in Europe : a comparative analysis using restricted multinomial logit regression
Authors: Pavlopoulos, Dimitrios ×
Muffels, Ruud
Vermunt, Jeroen K. #
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: Kluwer Academic Publishers
Series Title: Quality and Quantity vol:44 issue:1 pages:115-129
Abstract: The paper investigates cross-country differences in wage mobility in Europe, using the European Community Household Panel. We examine the impact of specific wage-setting institutions, such as the collective bargaining and the trade union density, the employment protection regulation and the welfare state regime on wage mobility. We apply a log-linear approach that is very much similar to a restricted multinomial logit model and much more flexible than the standard probit approach that is typically applied in the research on wage mobility. It is shown that the macro-economic context and the aforementioned specific institutions explain a substantial part of the cross-country variation that is larger than the part that regime type explains. The findings also confirm the existence of an inverse U-shape pattern of wage mobility, showing a great deal of low-wage and high-wage persistence in all countries.
ISSN: 0033-5177
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Centre for Sociological Research
× corresponding author
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