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Title: Wage inequality in workers’ cooperatives and conventional firms
Authors: Magne, Nathalie
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: European Association for Comparative Economic Studies (EACES)
Università Carlo Cattaneo - LIUC
Bibliographic citation: Magne Nathalie (2017), Wage inequality in workers’ cooperatives and conventional firms. In: The European Journal of Comparative Economics, vol. 14, n. 2, 2017, p. 303-329. E-ISSN 1824-2979. DOI:10.25428/1824-2979/201702-303-329.
Abstract: The author evaluates the effects of democratic worker participation on the income distribution within firms. Wage inequality in French workers’ cooperatives (called SCOPs) versus traditional firms is measured using the 2001-2012 panel DADS dataset which includes all French firms. The author finds significantly lower inequality in SCOPs, in line with the previous empirical literature. Going into more detail, it appears that inequality is reduced at the top of the distribution and specifically regarding qualification-based inequalities; the gender gap and the advantage of senior workers are not lower in SCOPs. These findings contribute to the literature on Labor-Managed Firms, as well as to the broader debate on rising wage inequality in developed countries.
Journal/Book: The European journal of comparative economics
Appears in Collections:EJCE

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