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Unions, Work-Related Training, and Wages: Evidence for British Men

Booth, Alison L and Francesconi, Marco and Zoega, Gylfi (2003) Unions, Work-Related Training, and Wages: Evidence for British Men. Technical Report. Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).

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Using data from the British Household Panel Survey from 1991 to 1996, the authors investigate the impact of union coverage on work-related training and how the union-training link affects wages and wage growth for a sample of full-time men. Relative to uncovered workers, union-covered men are more likely to receive training and also receive more days of training. In addition, union-covered men experience greater returns to training, and coveredtrained workers face a higher wage growth. While some of these findings have been found in previous studies, others are new. The wage results, in particular, suggest a rethinking is warranted of the conventional view that union wage formation in Britain reduces the incentives to acquire work-related training.

Item Type: Monograph (Technical Report)
Uncontrolled Keywords: union coverage; human capital; general training; wages
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Economics, Department of
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 27 Jun 2012 11:34
Last Modified: 28 Jun 2012 21:23

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