ERIC Number: ED111961
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Career Thresholds: A Longitudinal Study of the Educational and Labor Market Experience of Male Youth. Volume Five.
Andrisani, Paul; Kohen, Andrew I.
This study deals with the impact of collective bargaining coverage on the 1969-70 labor market experience of young men in blue collar jobs. Specifically examined is the impact of collective bargaining on five dimensions of the labor market experience: (1) hourly rate of pay, (2) hours worked per week, (3) susceptibility to unemployment, (4) duration of unemployment, and (5) growth in hourly earnings. Additionally, the relationship between collective bargaining coverage and racial differentials in these dimensions is explored. Sections deal with: gross union-nonunion differences in labor market experience; union-nonunion differences in personal (including educational background) and situational characteristics; net effects of collective bargaining on earnings and labor market experience; and comparison of racial differences in the union and nonunion sectors. Data on the five dimensions are presented according to major occupation group and race. Two major conclusions are: (1) collective bargaining coverage has considerable net impact on earnings of all workers studied, and (2) unionized blacks experience less unemployment than nonunionized blacks. Appended are: tables showing regression results; a 33-item bibliography; a glossary; an account of sample attrition; a description of sampling, interviewing, and estimating procedures; and the 22-page Census Bureau survey instrument used for interviews in 1970. (MS)
Descriptors: Blacks, Blue Collar Occupations, Collective Bargaining, Comparative Analysis, Educational Background, Employment Experience, Employment Statistics, Labor Market, Longitudinal Studies, Males, Participant Characteristics, Racial Differences, Tables (Data), Unemployment, Union Members, Unions, Wages, Whites, Young Adults, Youth Employment
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Center for Human Resource Research.
Note: Vol. 1 of the study is available as MP 000 718 (ERIC Manpower Research Studies); Vols. 2, 3, and 4 are available as ED 047 104, ED 054 336, and ED 074 280