The Effects of Collective Bargaining on Public School Teachers' Salaries

Baird, Robert N.; Landon, John H.
April 1972
ILR Review;Apr72, Vol. 25 Issue 3, p410
Academic Journal
This article comments on studies concerning collective bargaining and the salaries of public school teachers. The study by Hirschel Kasper, which concluded that unionization has no impact on teacher salaries, is criticized for its research methods. The study by Robert Thornton, which reached the opposite conclusion, is noted for its appropriate specification of principal variables, but criticized for its lack of generality. The hypothesis that Kasper presents is that the average salary level relates positively to the level of organization.


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