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Unions and Upward Mobility for Women Workers

John Schmitt
Authors registered in the RePEc Author Service: Dean Baker and Mark Weisbrot

CEPR Reports and Issue Briefs from Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR)

Abstract: This report uses national data from the Current Population Survey (CPS) to show that unionization raises the wages of the typical woman worker by 11.2 percent compared to their non-union peers. The study goes on to show that unionization also increases the likelihood that a woman worker will have health insurance and a pension. The study also notes that union membership results in health care and pension gain on par with the gains of a college education.

Keywords: unions; women; wages; benefits; pension (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J J1 J3 J31 J32 J41 J5 J58 J6 J68 J88 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 10 pages
Date: 2008-12
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-ene, nep-lam and nep-mac
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