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Unions, Workers, and Wages at the Peak of the American Labor Movement

Brantly Callaway, William J. Collins

NBER Working Paper No. 23516
Issued in June 2017

---- Acknowledgments ----

This paper is dedicated to T. Aldrich Finegan, Professor Emeritus at Vanderbilt University. The authors gratefully acknowledge assistance from the staff of the University of Pennsylvania Archives, as well as helpful input from Ran Abramitzky, Al Finegan, Malcolm Getz, Claudia Goldin, Andrew Goodman-Bacon, Barry Hirsch, Ilyana Kuziemko, Robert Margo, Suresh Naidu, Greg Niemesh, John Pencavel, Valerie Ramey, Ariell Zimran, and anonymous referees. NSF funding supported the original data collection (SES 0095943). Francesca Ciliberti, Hannah Moon, Christina Quigley, and Tim Watts provided excellent research assistance with the Palmer Survey. Callaway is an Assistant Professor at Temple University; Collins is the Terence E. Adderley Jr. Professor of Economics at Vanderbilt University and Research Associate of the NBER. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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