MacDonald, Robert M.
April 1966
ILR Review;Apr66, Vol. 19 Issue 3, p335
Academic Journal
This article evaluates of the economic analysis of unionism. Typically an economist usually adopts one or the other of two procedures. The first is to statistically compare the behavior of union and non-union wage rates. The second is to deduce how in a given unionized environment, wage behavior would have differed had employees been unorganized in determining the effects of trade unionism. The comparison of behavior in unionized markets with behavior deduced from the competitive model of economic theory is the popular approach to the measurement of union influence prior to the 1930s.


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