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Seniority Profiles In Unionised 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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Paper provided by Royal Economic Society in its series Royal Economic Society Annual Conference 2004 with number 48.

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Date of creation: 17 Sep 2004
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  1. Williams, Nicolas, 2009. "Seniority, experience, and wages in the UK," Labour Economics, Elsevier, vol. 16(3), pages 272-283, June.
  2. Giovanni Sulis, 2009. "Wage Returns to Experience and Tenure for Young Men in Italy," ESE Discussion Papers 189, Edinburgh School of Economics, University of Edinburgh.
  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. Panos, Georgios A. & Pouliakas, Konstantinos & Zangelidis, Alexandros, 2009. "The Inter-Related Dynamics of Dual Job Holding, Human Capital and Occupational Choice," IZA Discussion Papers 4437, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).

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