Do unions contract for added employment?
The efficient contract model predicts unions will contract for added employment, that is, a level of employment higher than would be predicted by the demand curve for labor. Using three data sets (on Canadian industries in 1971-81, U.S. industries in 1972, and U.S. construction projects in 1973-74) and several estimation techniques, the author estimates and compares labor demand equations for both union and nonunion firms. Some regressions that control for few variables support the added-employment hypothesis, but those with more complete specifications reject it. (Abstract courtesy JSTOR.)
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|Authors:||Wessels, Walter J.|
Industrial and Labor Relations Review. - School of Industrial & Labor Relations, ISSN 0019-7939. - Vol. 45.1991, 1, p. 181-193
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