@book { Gerlach2005,
 title = {Individual tenure and collective contracts},
 author = {Gerlach, Knut and Stephan, Gesine},
 pages = {22},
 volume = {10/2005},
 year = {2005},
 url = {http://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:0168-ssoar-316276},
 abstract = {"The paper analyses the relationship between individual tenure and the application
of collective contracts at the firm level, using a multi-level model
and a German linked employer-employee data set for the years 1990,
1995 and 2001. The main result is that elapsed tenure is longer in firms
applying collective contracts than in companies with individual wagesetting.
Thus workers in firms with collective contracts benefit not only
from higher wages, but also from higher job stability. Furthermore, we
find no significant changes in mean tenure during the nineties as well as
stable differences across wage-setting regimes." [authors abstract]},