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The Effect of Unionization on Wages in the Public Sector: The Case of Fire Fighters

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  • Orley Ashenfelter

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Examination of the effects of public-sector union, the International Association of Fire Fighters, on the wages of the association's constituent membership. Reasons for expecting demand inelasticity in the case of firemen; Conceptual framework used in the study; Effect of unionism; Significance of the results. (Abstract copyright EBSCO.)

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Paper provided by Princeton University, Department of Economics, Industrial Relations Section. in its series Working Papers with number 394.

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Date of creation: 1970
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Handle: RePEc:pri:indrel:dsp015x21tf410

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  1. K.R.Shanmugam & S.Madheswaran, 2004. "Wage Differentials Between Union and Non-union Workers: An Econometric Analysis," Econometric Society 2004 Far Eastern Meetings 413, Econometric Society.
  2. Cousineau, Jean-Michel, 1984. "La détermination des salaires des policiers municipaux au Québec," L'Actualité Economique, Société Canadienne de Science Economique, vol. 60(2), pages 186-199, juin.
  3. Bernard Lentz, 1981. "Political and economic determinants of county government pay," Public Choice, Springer, vol. 36(2), pages 253-271, January.
  4. Jan Brueckner & Kevin O'Brien, 1989. "Modeling government behavior in collective bargaining: A test for self-interested bureaucrats," Public Choice, Springer, vol. 63(1), pages 15-41, October.
  5. Jeffrey S. Zax, 1985. "Labor Relations, Wages and Nonwage Compensation in Municipal Employment," NBER Working Papers 1582, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.

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