The Union Wage Effect and Ability Bias: Evidence from Ireland

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Title: The Union Wage Effect and Ability Bias: Evidence from Ireland
Authors: Walsh, Frank
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Date: Jun-2013
Abstract: We use longitudinal data from an Irish household survey to measure the union wage premium.  A sub-sample where the worker's payslip was seen by the interviewer is unlikely to have measurement error for the union variable.  The results support the finding that measurement error leads to a large downward bias in fixed effects estimates of the union effect but indicate that ability bias has a small effect on the average union wage premium.
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: Elsevier
Copyright (published version): 2013 Elsevier
Keywords: Union wage premium;Ability bias;Measurement error
DOI: 10.1016/j.econlet.2013.02.034
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Economics Research Collection

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