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Union selection effects - some inconsistent models

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  • Martin Wittenberg

    () (DataFirst, University of Cape Town)

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We show that some of the models which have been used in the South African literature to estimate union selection effects are logically inconsistent. This is a much more serious problem than a failure to identify the coefficient. It implies that the model cannot be true in any possible state of the world. Unfortunately the offending specification is becoming entrenched in the literature.

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  • Martin Wittenberg, 2014. "Union selection effects - some inconsistent models," SALDRU Working Papers 133, Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit, University of Cape Town.
  • Handle: RePEc:ldr:wpaper:133
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    Keywords

    Unions; Selections;

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    • C51 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric Modeling - - - Model Construction and Estimation
    • J51 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Labor-Management Relations, Trade Unions, and Collective Bargaining - - - Trade Unions: Objectives, Structure, and Effects

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