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Unions, Work-Related Training, and Wages: Evidence for British Men


Alison L. Booth


Australian National University (ANU) - Research School of Social Sciences (RSSS); Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR); Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)

Marco Francesconi


University of Essex; Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR); Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)

Gylfi Zoega


Birkbeck College; Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)


Industrial and Labor Relations Review, Vol. 57, No. 1, pp. 68-91

Abstract:     
Using data for the years 1991-96 from the British Household Panel Survey, the authors investigate how union coverage affected work-related training and how the union-training link affected wages and wage growth for a sample of full-time men. Relative to non-covered workers, union-covered workers were more likely to receive training and also received more days of training. Among workers who received training, those with union coverage enjoyed greater returns to training and higher wage growth than did those without. While some of these results have been found in previous studies, others are new. The wage results, in particular, suggest a need for rethinking the conventional view that union wage formation in Britain reduces the incentives to acquire work-related training.

Keywords: Training, unions and training, unions training and wages, work related training

JEL Classification: J31, J51, E24

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Date posted: January 6, 2004  

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Booth, Alison L. and Francesconi, Marco and Zoega, Gylfi, Unions, Work-Related Training, and Wages: Evidence for British Men. Industrial and Labor Relations Review, Vol. 57, No. 1, pp. 68-91. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=470786

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Alison L. Booth
Australian National University (ANU) - Research School of Social Sciences (RSSS) ( email )
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 0200
Australia
+61 2 6125 3285 (Phone)
+61 2 6125 0182 (Fax)
Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)
77 Bastwick Street
London, EC1V 3PZ
United Kingdom
Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)
P.O. Box 7240
Bonn, D-53072
Germany
Marco Francesconi (Contact Author)
University of Essex ( email )
Wivenhoe Park
Colchester CO4 3SQ
United Kingdom
+44 1206 873 534 (Phone)
+44 1206 873 151 (Fax)
Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)
77 Bastwick Street
London, EC1V 3PZ
United Kingdom
Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)
P.O. Box 7240
Bonn, D-53072
Germany
Gylfi Zoega
Birkbeck College ( email )
7-15 Gresse Street
London, WC1E 7HX
United Kingdom
+44 20 7631 6406 (Phone)
+44 20 7631 6416 (Fax)
Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)
77 Bastwick Street
London, EC1V 3PZ
United Kingdom
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