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Table 1 Labor market institutions in Germany and the UK, late 1990s

From: The determinants of secondary jobholding in Germany and the UKDeterminanten der Nebenerwerbstätigkeit in Deutschland und im Vereinigten Königreich

  Germany UK
Employment legislation strictness (index, range 0 to 6)a   
– regular employment 2.8 0.8
– temporary employment 2.3 0.3
– overall 2.6 0.5
Collective bargaining coverage (%)b 92 40
Union densityb 27 35
  1. Source: a OECD 1999; b  Nickell et  al. 2005