Journal of Labor Research

, Volume 20, Issue 2, pp 177–183 | Cite as

Union-Nonunion differentials and establishment size: Evidence from the NLSY

  • Phanindra V. Wunnava
  • Bradley T. Ewing


We provide new empirical evidence on union-nonunion differentials using the 1990 wave of the National Longitudinal Surveys of Youth (NLSY) data set which allows us to examine a broader set of fringe benefits than most other studies and provides a rich set of control variables. Our major finding is that the union effect decreases with establishment size for both components of the compensation structure, i.e., wages and fringe benefits.


Small Firm Life Insurance Fringe Benefit Labor Relation Review Efficiency Wage 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Phanindra V. Wunnava
    • 1
  • Bradley T. Ewing
    • 2
  1. 1.Middlebury CollegeMiddlebury
  2. 2.Texas Tech UniversityLubbock

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