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Estimation of the US Federal Job Queue in Presence of an Endogenous Union Queue

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  • Heywood, John S
  • Mohanty, Madhu S

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Past research on the federal sector job queue fails to incorporate the important role of unionization. The authors estimate a two-stage bivariate probit in which the willingness of a worker to queue for a union job enters the estimation of the federal queue. They demonstrate that the failure to implement their approach may lead to the inappropriate conclusion that there does not exist a federal queue in the U.S. labor market. The authors identify the characteristics that lead workers to seek employment in the federal sector and, as a byproduct, also provide independent confirmation of the presence of a queue for union jobs. Copyright 1995 by The London School of Economics and Political Science.

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  • Heywood, John S & Mohanty, Madhu S, 1995. "Estimation of the US Federal Job Queue in Presence of an Endogenous Union Queue," Economica, London School of Economics and Political Science, vol. 62(248), pages 479-493, November.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:econom:v:62:y:1995:i:248:p:479-93
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