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dc.contributor.authorBilginsoy, Cihanen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-28T12:39:05Z-
dc.date.available2012-09-28T12:39:05Z-
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/64447-
dc.description.abstractThis paper estimates the union effects on the wage gap and dispersion in two pooled samples of construction craftworkers (CPS 1983-88 and 2000-05) using decomposition analysis and kernel density estimation. It shows that despite the decline in the adjusted union wage gap declined over time, the unadjusted union wage premium remained high due to the divergence of returns to workforce characteristics in favor of union workers. This pattern was more marked in the basic trades in comparison with the mechanical trades. Unions also contributed to a wider wage dispersion because they created a union wage gap and this wage gap increased across the competitive” wage distribution. Unions raised the wages of workers who were located in the middle of the wage density but did not have an effect on the lower wage workers.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherUniv. of Utah, Dep. of Economics Salt Lake City, Utahen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesWorking Paper, University of Utah, Department of Economics 2009-07en_US
dc.subject.jelJ3en_US
dc.subject.jelJ5en_US
dc.subject.jelL7en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordwage structureen_US
dc.subject.keywordunionizationen_US
dc.subject.keywordconstructionen_US
dc.subject.stwBauwirtschaften_US
dc.subject.stwGewerkschaftsmitgliedschaften_US
dc.subject.stwLohnstrukturen_US
dc.subject.stwUSAen_US
dc.titleWage structure and unionization in the US construction sectoren_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn601683153en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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