Miners' Wages in Post-war Britain: An Application of a Model of Trade Union Behaviour
The paper studies the determination of wages in the British coal industry. A utility-maximising model of a trade union is used to represent the behaviour of the National Union of Mineworkers. A non- linear structural model is derived and is estimated by Full Information Maximum Likelihood. The results are quite encouraging: there is support for a neo-classical demand curve for miners' labour, and a significant estimate of workers' relative risk aversion.
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Volume (Year): 95 (1985)
Issue (Month): 380 (December)
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