Imperfect goods and labor markets, and the union wage gap

  • Existing theoretical literature fails to explain the differences between the pay of workers that are covered by union agreements and others who are not. This study aims at closing this gap by a single general- equilibrium approach that integrates a dual labor market and a two- sector product market. Our results suggest that the so­ called 'union wage gap' is largely determined by the degree of centralization of the bargains, and, to a somewhat lesser extent, by the expenditure share of the unionized sector's goods.

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Author:Helge Sanner
Series (Serial Number):Volkswirtschaftliche Diskussionsbeiträge (Bd. 055)
Document Type:Book
Date of Publication (online):2007/06/11
Year of Completion:2003
Publishing Institution:Universität Potsdam
Release Date:2007/06/11
RVK - Regensburg Classification:QD 100
Organizational units:Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaftliche Fakultät / Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Dewey Decimal Classification:3 Sozialwissenschaften / 33 Wirtschaft / 330 Wirtschaft
Notes extern:Sanner, Helge: Imperfect goods and labor markets, and the union wage gap / Helge Sanner. - Potsdam : Univ., 2003. - 26 Bl. : graph. Darst.
(Volkswirtschaftliche Diskussionsbeiträge : Diskussionsbeitrag ; 55)