This paper assesses the decline in collective bargaining coverage in Germany. Using repeat cross-section and longitudinal data from the IAB Establishment Panel, it indicates the overwhelming importance of behavioural as opposed to compositional change in this process. Further, in the first use of survival analysis for the purpose, it also charts workplace transitions into and out of collective bargaining.
Addison, J.T.; Bryson, A.; Teixeira, P.; Pahnke, A. (2013): Collective Agreement Status and Survivability: Change and Persistence in the German Model, in: LABOUR Volume 27, Issue 3, pages 288–309, September 2013, Online 24. Juni 2013, DOI: 10.1111/labr.12012.