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The Union Membership Wage Premium for Employees Covered by Collective Bargaining Agreements


John W. Budd


University of Minnesota - Twin Cities - Carlson School of Management

In-Gang Na


Korea Energy Economics Institute - Energy Modelling Research Division

May 1999


Abstract:     
Using Current Population Survey data for 1983 to 1993, this paper analyzes whether there is a union membership wage premium among full-time, private sector employees covered by union contracts. OLS estimates of the membership wage premium are 12 - 14 percent, and allowing membership to be endogenous yields larger estimates. Differences in job tenure, unobservable characteristics, and measurement error cannot fully explain the estimated premium. Significant differences in this premium, as well as in membership rates conditional upon coverage, across various demographic subgroups are also documented. In general, "free riders" do not appear to be free riding.

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JEL Classification: J51, J31

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Date posted: October 12, 1999  

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Budd, John W. and Na, In-Gang, The Union Membership Wage Premium for Employees Covered by Collective Bargaining Agreements (May 1999). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=180090 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.180090

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In-Gang Na
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Korea
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