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Journal of Labor Research

, Volume 8, Issue 4, pp 369–383 | Cite as

Union-nonunion wage differentials revisited

  • Harry C. Benham
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Abstract

A reverse regression method of estimating the union-nonunion wage differential is developed using a multiple indicator model. The method provides a test for the multiple indicator model’s validity and suggests that conventional estimation techniques should underestimate the union-nonunion differential. Empirical estimates show that the reverse regression estimates are larger than conventional estimates and that the multiple indicator model cannot be rejected.

Keywords

Union Membership Monopoly Power Likelihood Ratio Test Statistic Union Worker Labor Market Experience 
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© Journal of Labor Research 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • Harry C. Benham
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  1. 1.University of OklahomaNorman

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