The Effect of Unions on Minority Representation in Building Trades Apprenticeship Programs
This paper uses program-level data to compare the relative representation of Blacks and Latinos in the construction industry apprenticeship programs organized with and without trade union participation. Econometric analysis shows that there are significant differences between the Black and Latino experiences. The Black share is higher in union-management joint programs but the Latino share appears to be higher in the unilateral employer programs. It is also observed that while both groups have lower representation in the higher-status (electrical and mechanical) and higher-paying occupations, the Latino share is more sensitive to earnings.
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|Date of creation:||2003|
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|Publication status:||Published in Journal of Labor Research, Summer 2005, Vol.26 No.3, pp.87-99|
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- Ray Marshall & Vernon M. Briggs Jr., 1967. "Negro Participation in Apprenticeship Programs," Journal of Human Resources, University of Wisconsin Press, vol. 2(1), pages 51-69.
- Cihan Bilginsoy, 2003. "The Hazards of Training: Attrition and Retention in Construction Industry Apprenticeship Programs," ILR Review, Cornell University, ILR School, vol. 57(1), pages 54-67, October.
- Polachek, Solomon William, 1981. "Occupational Self-Selection: A Human Capital Approach to Sex Differences in Occupational Structure," The Review of Economics and Statistics, MIT Press, vol. 63(1), pages 60-69, February.
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