ERIC Number: ED047395
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Feb-10
Reference Count: 0
The Effects of Collective Bargaining on Public School Teachers' Salaries: A Comment.
Baird, Robert N.; Landon, John H.
This report critiques Herschel Kasper's study on the impact of collective bargaining on public school teachers, a report that found little relation between unionization and average State salary levels. This paper makes three major objections to Kasper's study: (1) its use of State data as the basis for observations in the cross-sectional analysis despite the concentration of unionization and salary determination at the local district level; (2) its use of average salaries in the State as the dependent variable; and (3) its omission of the structure of the school districts in the State, an important offset or aid to unionization goals. The authors argue that disaggregation from the State level to the district level is the only way to avoid bias caused by weighing different types and sizes of districts equally. (Author/JF)
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Authoring Institution: Case Western Reserve Univ., Cleveland, OH. Dept. of Economics.