ERIC Number: ED188330
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jan
Reference Count: 0
The Impact of Bargaining and Bargaining Statutes on the Earnings of Public School Teachers: A Comparison in California and Missouri. Program Report No. 80-B6.
Chambers, Jay G.
The present analysis estimates the impact of collective bargaining on the earning of public school teachers in the state of Missouri and compares the results with those obtained in a previous study in California. Section A briefly outlines the measures of the impact of bargaining used in both the studies. Section B compares the legal status of bargaining in the two states. Section C presents the model for estimating the impact of bargaining on teachers' salaries, a discussion of the data used for the analysis, and the empirical results. Section D contains some concluding remarks. The author notes that given the absolute orders of magnitude of the estimates for California (projecting to somewhere between 8 and 17 percent higher wages under collective bargaining) and Missouri (about 14 percent higher), the similarity of the patterns of bargaining effects in both states, and the comparability with other estimates of public and private sector union effects, it would appear doubtful that differences in bargaining statutes would have much effect on the economic outcomes of bargaining. (Author/IRT)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.; National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Stanford Univ., CA. Inst. for Research on Educational Finance and Governance.