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Author: Schumacher, Edward J.
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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.
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Hirsch, Barry T. and Edward J. Schumacher. "Unions, Wages, and Skills." Journal of Human Resources 33,1 (Winter 1998): 201-219.