Seniority Profiles in Unionized Workplaces: Do Unions Still Have the Edge?*

19 Pages Posted: 6 May 2008

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Alexandros Zangelidis

University of Aberdeen - Business School

Date Written: 0000

Abstract

The focus of this study is to distinguish the different paths seniority earning profiles follow depending on whether the individual is employed in a workplace where trade unions and collective bargaining are present, or not. Within this framework, two propositions are set. In the union sector seniority should be an important determinant of wages, while in the non-union sector productivity, proxied by occupational experience, should have a key role on earning profiles. The empirical analysis verifies both propositions. Seniority earning profiles appear to be steeper in the union sector, while occupational expertise is estimated to have a more significant role in non-union jobs.

Suggested Citation

Zangelidis, Alexandros, Seniority Profiles in Unionized Workplaces: Do Unions Still Have the Edge?* (0000). Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, Vol. 70, Issue 3, pp. 327-345, June 2008, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1128390 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-0084.2007.00495.x

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