Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/54313
Authors: 
Levin-Waldman, Oren M.
Year of Publication: 
1999
Series/Report no.: 
Public policy brief // Jerome Levy Economics Institute of Bard College 57
Abstract: 
Union strength is capable of boosting wages for workers at the low end of the income scale. Even when differences in education and industry type are accounted for, workers in right-to-work states have a greater probability of earning close to the minimum wage than workers in states with relatively high union density. The decline of unionization requires that other labor market institutions, mainly the minimum wage, be used to improve the distribution of income in order to combat the continuing growth of inequality in the United States.
ISBN: 
0941276864
Document Type: 
Research Report

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