Monopsony and Teachers' Salaries: Some Contrary Evidence: Comment

Thornton, Robert J.
July 1975
ILR Review;Jul75, Vol. 28 Issue 4, p574
Academic Journal
The article comments on the criticisms made by professors Robert Baird and John Landon on two studies dealing with the impact of collective bargaining on the salaries of public school teachers, as published in the April 1972 issue of the periodical "Industrial and Labor Relations Review." Their primary criticism is the lack of measurement of the structure of the labor market for public school teachers. The author asserts that at any of the salary levels studied, there exists no significant correlation between the degree of monopsony and teachers' salaries.


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