Matching and Inverse Propensity Weighting Estimates of the Union Wage Premium: Evidence from Canada, 1997–2014

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Michele Campolieti

University of Toronto at Scarborough - Division of Management

Date Written: January 2018

Abstract

I estimate the union wage premium for private‐sector workers using Canadian data from Statistics Canada's Labour Force Survey from 1997 to 2014, examining the trend and gender differences in the premium. I obtain my estimates using matching and inverse propensity weighting estimators, which form counterfactuals for union workers. These estimators create better covariate balance and can also be used to address the bias that arises from the log transformation of wages.

Suggested Citation

Campolieti, Michele (Mike), Matching and Inverse Propensity Weighting Estimates of the Union Wage Premium: Evidence from Canada, 1997–2014 (January 2018). Industrial Relations: A Journal of Economy and Society, Vol. 57, Issue 1, pp. 101-130, 2018, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3090064 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/irel.12202

Michele (Mike) Campolieti (Contact Author)

University of Toronto at Scarborough - Division of Management ( email )

1265 Military Trial
Scarborough, Ontario M1C 1A4
Canada

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