Journal of Labor Research

, Volume 26, Issue 1, pp 65–97 | Cite as

Unionism viewed internationally

  • John Pencavel
Symposium Part III — What do Unions do?: A Twenty-Year Perspective


Collective Bargaining Union Membership Wage Inequality Union Wage Nonunion Worker 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • John Pencavel
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  1. 1.Stanford University

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