ERIC Number: ED137988
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Sep
The Impact of Teachers' Unions. Final Report.
Gustman, Alan L.; Segal, Martin
This study examines the impact of teachers' organizations on the compensation of public school teachers. Part 1 focuses on the impact of collective bargaining on teachers' salaries; part 2 deals with interstate variations in teachers' pensions and the influence of teachers' organizations on these variations. In part 1, the authors estimate the impact of collective bargaining through regression analysis of factors other than unions that affect teachers' salaries. Findings indicate that the impact of collective bargaining on salaries is in the 0-5 percent range, and that collective bargaining reduces the number of steps in the BA and MA tracks. Part 2 derives an interstate index of pension benefits based on data for 39 states. Regression analysis is used to explain interstate variations in pension benefits and employee contributions. Findings indicate that teachers' organizations have successfully increased pensions for teachers with 25 years service, but have had little impact on pensions for teachers with longer service. (Author/JG)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Dartmouth Coll., Hanover, NH.
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