Why isn't productivity more popular? A bargaining power approach to the pay/ productivity linkage in Canada

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Date: Spring 2015
Publisher: Centre for the Study of Living Standards
Document Type: Article
Length: 7,433 words
Lexile Measure: 1650L

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Canadian real labour income has increasingly lagged behind productivity growth. This article employs a bargaining power approach to wage determination to explore the hypothesis that some public polices intended to promote productivity growth may have contributed to the erosion of worker bargaining power, thereby reducing workers' capacity to benefit from productivity growth. We present an econometric analysis of several policies that supports this hypothesis.

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Gale Document Number: GALE|A430065829