union density

Publication date: 21 Nov 2017 | Publication type: NIESR Discussion Paper | Theme: Employment & Social policy | Authors: Bryson, A | External authors: Erling, B, Dale-Olsen, H | JEL classification: J01, J08, J50, J51 | NIESR discussion paper number: 481
We exploit tax-induced exogenous variance in the price of union membership to identify the effects of changes in firm union density on firm productivity and wages in the population of Norwegian firms over the period 2001 to 2012. Increases in union density lead to substantial increases in firm...