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Seniority Profiles in Unionized Workplaces: Do Unions Still have the Edge?

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  • Alexandros Zangelidis

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The focus of this study is to distinguish the different paths seniority earning profiles follow depending on whether the individual is employed in a workplace where trade unions and collective bargaining are present, or not. Within this framework, two propositions are set. In the union sector seniority should be an important determinant of wages, while in the non-union sector productivity, proxied by occupational experience, should have a key role on earning profiles. The empirical analysis verifies both propositions. Seniority earning profiles appear to be steeper in the union sector, while occupational expertise is estimated to have a more significant role in non-union jobs. Copyright (c) Blackwell Publishing Ltd and the Department of Economics, University of Oxford, 2008.

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Article provided by Department of Economics, University of Oxford in its journal Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics.

Volume (Year): 70 (2008)
Issue (Month): 3 (06)
Pages: 327-345

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  1. G. Sulis, 2009. "Wage Returns to Experience and Tenure for Young Men in Italy," Working Paper CRENoS 200903, Centre for North South Economic Research, University of Cagliari and Sassari, Sardinia.
  2. Nicolas Williams, 2004. "Seniority, Experience, and Wages in the UK," University of Cincinnati, Economics Working Papers Series 2004-06, University of Cincinnati, Department of Economics.
  3. Michail Veliziotis, 2013. "Trade Unions and Unpaid Overtime in Britain," Working Papers 20131304, Department of Accounting, Economics and Finance, Bristol Business School, University of the West of England, Bristol.
  4. Daniel van Vuuren & Paul de Hek, 2010. "Are older workers overpaid? A literature review," CPB Discussion Paper 165, CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis.
  5. Pouliakas, Konstantinos & Panos, Georgios & Zangelidis, Alexandros, 2009. "The Inter-Related Dynamics of Dual Job Holding, Human Capital and Occupational Choice," MPRA Paper 16859, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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