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Canadian union-nonunion wage differentials

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  • E. Kenneth Grant
  • Robert Swidinsky
  • John Vanderkamp

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Using extensive Canadian longitudinal data from the years 1969-71, the authors estimate union-nonunion wage differentials of 12-14% for 1969 and 13-16% for 1970. These estimates are not adjusted for selectivity because three different tests to identify selectivity yield no evidence of selectivity bias. The authors argue that although testing for selectivity is often essential, selectivity adjustments have resulted in greatly inflated estimates of union-nonunion wage differentials in some studies and should therefore be used with caution. (Abstract courtesy JSTOR.)

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Article provided by ILR Review, Cornell University, ILR School in its journal ILR Review.

Volume (Year): 41 (1987)
Issue (Month): 1 (October)
Pages: 93-107

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Handle: RePEc:ilr:articl:v:41:y:1987:i:1:p:93-107

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Cited by:
  1. Toke Aidt & Zafiris Tzannatos, 2002. "Unions and Collective Bargaining : Economic Effects in a Global Environment," World Bank Publications, The World Bank, number 15241, August.
  2. David G. Blanchflower, 1997. "Changes Over Time in Union Relative Wage Effects in Great Britain and the United States," NBER Working Papers 6100, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.

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