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Union agreements, wage growth and wage dispersion

Schedule: Januar 2017-mai 2018
Funding source: Arbeids- og inkluderingsdepartementet
Project No: 10183

Project Aim

This project will study how different bargaining regimes and union agreements affect wage growth and wage dispersion.

Project Approach

The project surveys the existing literature on bargaining regimes and the relationship to wage growth and wage dispersion. Furthermore, we will describe the development of bargaining regimes and union treaties and the changes in the distribution of union wage premium centrally and locally in Norway, as well as describe empirically the wage growth and wage dispersion in Norway.

Finally, the project will provide a quantitative analysis of how the different bargaining regimes and union agreements and the associated premiums contributes to wage growth and wage dispersion, within and between workplaces and for different worker groups.