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Title: An Analysis of the Interrelation between Unions, Race, and Wage and Nonwage Compensation
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1. Leigh, Duane E.
An Analysis of the Interrelation between Unions, Race, and Wage and Nonwage Compensation
Final Report, Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, 1978
Cohort(s): Older Men, Young Men
Publisher: U.S. Department of Labor
Keyword(s): Benefits, Fringe; Earnings; Endogeneity; Mobility; Mobility, Job; Quits; Retirement; Unions

Using data from the NLS of Older and Young Men, this report presents estimates of the effect of unions on relative wage rates and on a variety of measures of nonwage compensation. For white workers, results obtained from a two- equation model in which wages and union status are endogenously determined indicate that the usual single-equation estimates of union-nonunion wage differentials overstate the true relative wage impact of unions. This conclusion does not hold, however, for black workers. The relatively large relative wage estimates obtained for blacks confirm previous results showing larger union-nonunion wage differentials for blacks than whites. Among nonwage variables, unions are found to decrease the quit propensities of workers in both racial groups. Similarly, a comparison of the occupational mobility of workers who remain with the same employer indicates that unionized whites do not enjoy systematically greater promotional opportunities relative to unionized blacks within internal labor markets.
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Leigh, Duane E. "An Analysis of the Interrelation between Unions, Race, and Wage and Nonwage Compensation." Final Report, Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, 1978.