The Effect of Collective Bargaining on Earnings in Northern Ireland in 1973

Abstract

This paper uses data from the New Earnings Survey to see if trade unions secure relatively higher wages for those workers covered by collectively bargained agreements. A standard econometric model is used, and our results indicate that a "wage-gap" of around 11 per cent for male workers and 19 per cent for female workers existed in 1973.

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@inproceedings{Harris2012TheEO, title={The Effect of Collective Bargaining on Earnings in Northern Ireland in 1973}, author={Richard Harris and Victoria Wass}, year={2012} }