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Author(s): Blanchflower, David
Bryson, Alex
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Title: Union Relative Wage Effects in the United States and the United Kingdom
Editor(s): Eaton, AE
Citation: Blanchflower D & Bryson A (2007) Union Relative Wage Effects in the United States and the United Kingdom. In: Eaton A (ed.) Industrial Relations Research Association Series: Proceedings of the 56th Annual meeting. Industrial Relations Research Association Series. Labor and Employment Relations Association (LERA): Proceedings of the 56th Annual meeting, San Diego, California, 03.01.2004-05.01.2004. Champaign, Illinois: Industrial Relations Research Association, pp. 133-140.
Issue Date: 2007
Date Deposited: 13-Dec-2012
Series/Report no.: Industrial Relations Research Association Series
Conference Name: Labor and Employment Relations Association (LERA): Proceedings of the 56th Annual meeting
Conference Dates: 2004-01-03 - 2004-01-05
Conference Location: San Diego, California
Abstract: This paper presents evidence of both countercyclical and secular decline in the union membership wage premium in the United States and the United Kingdom over the last couple of decades. The premium has fallen for most groups of workers, the main exception being public sector workers in the United States. By the beginning of the 21st century, the premium remained substantial in the United States, but there was no premium for many workers in the United Kingdom. Industry, state, and occupation-level analyses for the United States identify upward as well as downward movement in the premium characterized by regression to the mean.
Status: VoR - Version of Record
Rights: This piece originally appeared in a publication from the Labor and Employment Relations Association which grants limited reprint permission. Any reproduction or distribution of this piece without permission from LERA is strictly prohibited.

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