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dc.contributor.authorAddison, John T.en_US
dc.contributor.authorBailey, Ralph W.en_US
dc.contributor.authorSiebert, William Stanleyen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-07-24en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-07T11:52:04Z-
dc.date.available2010-07-07T11:52:04Z-
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.identifier.piurn:nbn:de:101:1-20090615171en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/35455-
dc.description.abstractTaking as our point of departure a model proposed by David Card (2001), we suggest new methods for analyzing wage dispersion in a partially unionized labor market. Card's method disaggregates the labor population into skill categories, which procedure entails some loss of information. Accordingly, we develop a model in which each worker individually is assigned a union-membership probability and predicted union and nonunion wages. The model yields a natural three-way decomposition of variance. The decomposition permits counterfactual analysis, using concepts and techniques from the theory of factorial experimental design. We examine causes of the increase in U.K. wage dispersion between 1983 and 1995. Of the factors initially considered, the most influential was a change in the structure of remuneration inside both the union and nonunion sectors. Next in importance was the decrease in union membership. Finally, exogenous changes in labor force characteristics had, for most groups considered, only a small negative effect. We supplement this preliminary three-factorial analysis with a five-factorial analysis that allows us to examine effects from the wage-equation parameters in greater detail.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIZA discussion papers 4202en_US
dc.subject.jelD3en_US
dc.subject.jelJ31en_US
dc.subject.jelJ51en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordWage dispersionen_US
dc.subject.keywordthree-way variance decompositionen_US
dc.subject.keywordbivariate kernel density smoothingen_US
dc.subject.keywordunion membershipen_US
dc.subject.keyworddeunionizationen_US
dc.subject.keywordfactorial experimental designen_US
dc.subject.stwLohnstrukturen_US
dc.subject.stwArbeitsmarkten_US
dc.subject.stwGewerkschaftlicher Organisationsgraden_US
dc.subject.stwDekompositionsverfahrenen_US
dc.subject.stwFaktorenanalyseen_US
dc.subject.stwSch├Ątzungen_US
dc.subject.stwUSAen_US
dc.titleWage dispersion in a partially unionized labor forceen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn605354146en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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