Journal Of The Econometric Society

An International Society for the Advancement of Economic
Theory in its Relation to Statistics and Mathematics

Edited by: Guido W. Imbens • Print ISSN: 0012-9682 • Online ISSN: 1468-0262

Econometrica: Sep, 1983, Volume 51, Issue 5

The Determination of the Union Status of Workers<1417:TDOTUS>2.0.CO;2-7
p. 1417-1438

Henry S. Farber

A model of the determination of the union status of workers is developed that incorporates the separate decisions of workers and potential union employers and recognizes the possibility of an excess supply of workers for existing union jobs. This model is estimated using data from the Quality of Employment Survey that have a unique piece of information on worker preferences which allows identification and estimation of the model. The empirical results yield some interesting insights into the process of union status determination which cannot be gained from a simple logit or probit analysis of unionization.

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