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NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

The Effect of Unionism on Worker Attachment to Firms

Richard B. Freeman

NBER Working Paper No. 400 (Also Reprint No. r0073)
Issued in October 1979
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This study examines these important questions using newly available data files on individuals, which contain information on their job tenure and union status, among other things. Section one examines the theoretical reasons for expecting unionism to increase job tenure. Section two develops the "waiting time" statistics and econometrics needed to analyze tenure and its converse, separations. Section three describes the data sets under study and presents the basic econometric analysis of the effect of unionism on tenure and separations. Section four analyzes the routes by which unionism influences the variables. The paper concludes with a brief discussion of the implications of the analysis for understanding the economic effects of unionism.

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Document Object Identifier (DOI): 10.3386/w0400

Published: Freeman, Richard B. "The Effect of Unionism on Worker Attachment to Firms." Journal of Labor Research, Vol. 1, No. 1, (Spring 1980), pp. 29-61.

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