Layoffs, quits and wage negotiations

A. C. Gielen, J.C. van Ours

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This paper studies the ex-ante effect of worker separations on wage negotiations using matched worker–firm data from The Netherlands. We find that wage negotiations aim to prevent separations; workers with a high propensity to quit are offered higher wages, while workers with a high layoff probability give up some of their wage.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)108-111
JournalEconomics Letters
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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    Gielen, A. C., & van Ours, J. C. (2010). Layoffs, quits and wage negotiations. Economics Letters, 109(2), 108-111.