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Bargaining Power, Strike Durations, and Wage Outcomes: An Analysis of Strikes in the 1880s

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  • Card, David
  • Olson, Craig A

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Strike outcomes in the 1880s had a 'winner-take-all' character. Successful strikes ended with a discrete wage gain; failed strikes ended with a return to work at the prestrike wage. The authors present a theoretical interpretation of these outcomes based on a war-of-attrition model. They fit an empirical model specifying the capitulation times of the two parties and the size of the wage gain in the event of a strike success. The results show a systematic relation between the determinants of strike success and the determinants of the wage gain for a successful strike. Copyright 1995 by University of Chicago Press.

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Article provided by University of Chicago Press in its journal Journal of Labor Economics.

Volume (Year): 13 (1995)
Issue (Month): 1 (January)
Pages: 32-61

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Handle: RePEc:ucp:jlabec:v:13:y:1995:i:1:p:32-61

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  1. Geraghty, Thomas M. & Wiseman, Thomas, 2008. "Wage strikes in 1880s America: A test of the war of attrition model," Explorations in Economic History, Elsevier, vol. 45(4), pages 303-326, September.
  2. Hartog, Joop & Jonker, Nicole & van Ophem, Hans, 2002. "Dual Track or Academic Route for Auditors: Does It Matter?," IZA Discussion Papers 640, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
  3. Nicole Jonker & Hans van Ophem & Joop Hartog, 2002. "Dual Track or Academic Route for Auditors," Tinbergen Institute Discussion Papers 02-121/4, Tinbergen Institute.
  4. Joshua L. Rosenbloom, 1996. "Strikebreaking and the Labor Market in the United States, 1881-1874," NBER Historical Working Papers 0086, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  5. Bhattacharjee, A. & Samarjit Das, 2002. "Testing Proportionality in Duration Models with Respect to Continuous Covariates," Cambridge Working Papers in Economics 0220, Faculty of Economics, University of Cambridge.
  6. Michael Huberman & Denise Young, 2000. "Hope against Hope: Persistent Canadian Unions in the Interwar Years," CIRANO Working Papers 2000s-28, CIRANO.
  7. Michael Kremer & Benjamin A. Olken, 2001. "A Biological Model of Unions," NBER Working Papers 8257, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  8. Michael Huberman & Denise Young, 1995. "What Did Unions Do... An Analysis of Canadian Strike Data, 1901-14," CIRANO Working Papers 95s-17, CIRANO.
  9. David Hugh-Jones & David Reinstein, 2009. "Anonymous Rituals," Economics Discussion Papers 670, University of Essex, Department of Economics.

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