Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Longitudinal Study: HILDA
Title: Union Effects in Australia: Are There Variations in Distributions?
Authors: Liu, A 
Cai, L 
Institution: Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic & Social Research
Publication Date: Jun-2007
Pages: 40
Abstract: Previous research on union wage effects in Australia has focused on the central parts of the conditional wage distribution. This study uses quantile regression models to examine whether the union wage effect varies across the (conditional) wage distribution. The data draw upon the first four waves of the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) survey. Union wage premiums are found across almost the entire wage distribution for both males and females. While for males it is evident that the union wage effect decreases when moving up the wage distribution, the effect for females is relatively stable except at the extremities of the distribution. Overall, unions are found to have a larger effect on male than on female wages. The decomposition results show that for males, the union wage effect explains a substantial proportion of the observed wage gap between union and non-union workers; this is not the case for females.
ISBN: ISSN 1328-4991 (Print) ISSN 1447-5863 (Online) ISBN 978 0 7340 3249 2
Research collection: Reports and technical papers
Appears in Collections:Reports

Show full item record

Page view(s)

checked on Oct 3, 2023
Google icon

Google ScholarTM



Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.