Unions and Unemployment Insurance Benefits Receipt: Evidence from the Current Population Survey

17 Pages Posted: 7 May 2004

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John W. Budd

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities - Carlson School of Management

Brian P. McCall

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities - Carlson School of Management

Abstract

Using data from the January 1996 Current Population Survey's Displaced Worker Supplement, this article analyzes the effect of union representation on the likelihood that individuals eligible for unemployment insurance (UI) benefits receive UI benefits. For white-collar workers, unions do not have a significant effect on the probability of UI benefit receipt. Eligible blue-collar workers laid off from union jobs are approximately 23 percent more likely than comparable nonunion workers to receive UI benefits.

Suggested Citation

Budd, John W. and McCall, Brian P., Unions and Unemployment Insurance Benefits Receipt: Evidence from the Current Population Survey. Industrial Relations, Vol. 43, No. 2, pp. 339-355, April 2004. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=524274

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