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Author: Hirsch, Barry T.
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1. Hirsch, Barry T.
Schumacher, Edward J.
Unions, Wages, and Skills
Journal of Human Resources 33,1 (Winter 1998): 201-219.
Cohort(s): NLSY79
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
Keyword(s): Aptitude; Skilled Workers; Skills; Test Scores/Test theory/IRT; Transfers, Skill; Unions; Wage Differentials; Wage Effects; Wage Levels; Wages

Studies uniformly conclude that union wage effects arc largest for workers with low measured skills. Longitudinal analysis using 1989/90 1994/95 Current Population Survey matched panels produces union premium estimates equivalent across skill groups, following appropriate sample restrictions and control for worker-specific skills. Evidence from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth aptitude scores confirms that union workers with high measured skills have relatively low unmeasured skills. Differential selection by skill class and skill homogeneity in union workplaces results from employer and employee sorting in response to wage standardization, union organizing where skills are homogeneous, and unionized employers' reluctance to hire the most as well as least able workers.
Bibliography Citation
Hirsch, Barry T. and Edward J. Schumacher. "Unions, Wages, and Skills." Journal of Human Resources 33,1 (Winter 1998): 201-219.
2. Mehay, Stephen L.
Hirsch, Barry T.
The Postmilitary Earnings of Female Veterans
Industrial Relations: A Journal of Economy and Society 35,2 (April 1996): 197-217.
Cohort(s): NLSY79
Publisher: Institute of Industrial Relations, University of California, Berkeley
Keyword(s): Discrimination, Sex; Military Personnel; Military Service; Racial Differences; Transfers, Skill; Veterans; Women's Roles

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An investigation is conducted of the civilian labor market performance of women veterans. Using standard data sets and a special survey of reservists, female veterans are found to have better earnings endowments than non-veterans. Although female veterans have higher unadjusted earnings than non-veterans, a wage disadvantage is found for white but not non-white veterans following control for measured and unmeasured skills. Low returns to military service may result from historically limited military opportunities for women and difficulty in transferring skills to civilian jobs. (ABI/Inform)
Bibliography Citation
Mehay, Stephen L. and Barry T. Hirsch. "The Postmilitary Earnings of Female Veterans." Industrial Relations: A Journal of Economy and Society 35,2 (April 1996): 197-217.