Deregulation and the Labor Market

  title={Deregulation and the Labor Market},
  author={James Peoples},
  journal={Journal of Economic Perspectives},
  • J. Peoples
  • Published 1 August 1998
  • Economics, Business
  • Journal of Economic Perspectives
This paper examines the earnings and employment effect of deregulation in the trucking, railroad, airlines, and telecommunications industries. Findings on nonmanagement workers suggest labor earnings fell sharply in trucking, somewhat in airlines, slightly in telecommunications, and barely in railroads. In contrast, the work force size dramatically increased in trucking and airlines, held steady in telecommunications, and fell dramatically in railroads. The earnings patterns of managers mirrors… 

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