Do unions always decrease wage dispersion? The case of Brazilian manufacturing

Arbache, J.S. (1999) Do unions always decrease wage dispersion? The case of Brazilian manufacturing. Journal of Labor Research, 20 (3). pp. 425-436. ISSN 0195-3613. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

The literature on the impact of unions on wages has established that unionized workers earn a wage premium when compared to their nonunion counterparts and that the dispersion of wages within the union sector is lower than in the nonunion sector. I examine the validity of these findings in the context of a developing country labor market and show that unionism does create a positive wage differential but that wage dispersion is greater in the union sector These findings are explained by the greater variance in the characteristics of unionized workers, the vulnerability of nonunion workers to market conditions, and the structure of wage bargaining.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School > Industrial Relations/HRM
Depositing User: M. Nasiriavanaki
Date Deposited: 25 Jul 2009 14:24
Last Modified: 25 Jul 2009 14:24
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/17024 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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