Three essays in labor economics

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1981

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This thesis consists of three essays in labor economics. Data used throughout this study is drawn from the Income Dynamics Panel for the years 1967-77. The first essay measures differential wage growth for various worker groups. The second essay investigates the relative wage effect of unionism on female heads-of-households, with contrasts between union males and females and between nonunion and union females. The third essay seeks to determine the extent to which joining or leaving a union affects wage rates, and the extent to which wage levels for joiners/ leavers are significantly different from those who will stay in the nonunion/union sector.

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Labor economics

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