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dc.contributor.authorPencavel, John H.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2008-09-24en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-07T11:29:51Z-
dc.date.available2010-07-07T11:29:51Z-
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.identifier.piurn:nbn:de:101:1-20080828346en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/34830-
dc.description.abstractCan conventional economic analysis help in defining and measuring the success of labor unions? In this paper, a general indicator of union welfare is proposed and particular expressions for the wage and employment objectives of unions are rearranged to derive measures of union success or welfare. These indicators combine two measures: union density and the relative union-nonunion wage gap. The indicators are applied to describe the movement of union welfare in the United States over the past eighty years, the differences in union success among groups of U.S. workers, and the variation in union well-being across countries.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIZA Discussion Papers 3660en_US
dc.subject.jelJ51en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordTrade unionsen_US
dc.subject.keywordunion densityen_US
dc.subject.keywordrelative wage effect of unionismen_US
dc.subject.keywordunion objectivesen_US
dc.subject.stwGewerkschaften_US
dc.subject.stwErfolgsfaktoren_US
dc.subject.stwNutzenfunktionen_US
dc.subject.stwGewerkschaftlicher Organisationsgraden_US
dc.subject.stwLohndifferenzierungen_US
dc.subject.stwUSAen_US
dc.titleHow successful have trade unions been? A utility-based indicator of union well-beingen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn577675222en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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