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dc.contributor.authorManquilef-Bächler, Alejandra A.en_US
dc.contributor.authorArulampalam, Wijien_US
dc.contributor.authorSmith, Jennifer C.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-05-07en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-07T11:54:04Z-
dc.date.available2010-07-07T11:54:04Z-
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.identifier.piurn:nbn:de:101:1-20090513362en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/35624-
dc.description.abstractWage premia related to union membership and coverage are examined over 1991-2003, a period involving first decline, then stabilization, of unionization. Differences in union premia across workers and over time are studied using individual-level British Household Panel Survey data and quantile regression techniques allowing for endogeneity of the membership decision. Raw differentials suggest the presence of large positive membership and coverage premia that are stronger at the bottom of the wage distribution in both private and public sectors. After controlling for other factors influencing wages, union asymmetries are no longer apparent in the private sector. When endogeneity of union membership is taken into account, the private sector union wage premium disappears, indicating that individuals positively select into unions. In contrast, the public sector total union wage premium remains significant - entirely due to a coverage effect; it is stronger at the bottom among males, while for females the premium is constant across workers and substantial over the whole period, reflecting the continuing strength of public sector unions. Once we control for endogeneity, the membership premium is nowhere significant; there is no free rider puzzle in the private sector, as there is no coverage premium, but the puzzle persists for the public sector.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIZA discussion papers 4138en_US
dc.subject.jelC2en_US
dc.subject.jelJ31en_US
dc.subject.jelJ51en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordUnion membership premiumen_US
dc.subject.keywordquantile regressionen_US
dc.subject.keywordendogenous union membershipen_US
dc.subject.stwLohndifferenzierungen_US
dc.subject.stwLohnstrukturen_US
dc.subject.stwGewerkschaftlicher Organisationsgraden_US
dc.subject.stwMitgliedschaften_US
dc.subject.stwGroßbritannienen_US
dc.titleDifferences in decline: quantile regression analysis of union wage differentials in the United Kingdom, 1991 - 2003en_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn599410841en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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