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The Relationship between Union Membership and Net Fiscal Impact

Aaron Sojourner () and José Pacas ()
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José Pacas: University of Minnesota

No 2018-015, Working Papers from Human Capital and Economic Opportunity Working Group

Abstract: This paper develops the first evidence on how individuals’ union membership status affects their net fiscal impact, the difference between taxes they pay and cost of public benefits they receive, enriching our understanding of how labor relations interacts with public economics. Current Population Survey data between 1994 and 2015 in pooled cross-sections and individual first-difference models yield evidence that union membership has a positive net fiscal impact through the worker-level channels studied.

Keywords: labor union; taxes; public economic; labor relations; industrial relations; public benefits; collective bargaining; net fiscal impact; social insurance (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J50 H25 J31 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Date: 2018-03
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