wages, unions, work sector, employment
This paper utilizes longitudinal union variables to examine the gender differences in the wage change from entering and leaving the union sector, as well as gender differences from remaining with a union employer and advancing up the seniority ladder. The union effects are estimated over a time trend from the late 19608 to the early 19808. The empirical results show that the female union joiner effect declines over time while the magnitude of the male union effect remains fairly stable over time. In general, the results show that unions' ability to impact wages for all white workers and black female union joiner has attenuated over time while union effects for all other black workers have remained relatively constant.
Department of Economics, South Dakota State University
Number of Pages
Adamnson, Dwight, "Differences in Longitudinal Union Relative Wage Effects Across Gender and Race" (1992). Economics Staff Paper Series. 94.