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Title: Union power, minimum wage legislation endogenous labor supplies and production
Author: Cardona Coll, Daniel
Sánchez-Losada, Fernando
Keywords: Negociacions col·lectives de treball
Formació del personal
Collective bargainings
Employee training
Issue Date: 2003
Publisher: Universitat de Barcelona. Facultat d'Economia i Empresa
Series/Report no: [WP E-Eco03/105]
Abstract: The objective of this work is to study the impact of the unions' bargaining power on production and wages. We present a model where a competitive final good is produced through two substitutable intermediate goods, one produced by unskilled labor and the other by skilled labor. Potential workers decide at their cost to become skilled or unskilled and, thus, labor supplies are determined endogenously. We find that the reallocation of the labor supplies due to changes in the unskilled (or skilled) unions¿ bargaining power may have a positive impact on the final goods production. At the same time, total labor earnings increase with the unskilled unions¿ bargaining power if the final goods production increases too. We also show that the minimum wage legislation has efects similar to an increase in the bargaining power of the unskilled unions.
L'objectiu d'aquest treball és estudiar l'impacte del poder negociador de les unions sobre la producció i salaris. Presentem un model on un final competitiu és produït per dos béns intermedis substituible, un produït pel treball inexpert(no qualificat) i altre pel treball expert.
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It is part of: Documents de treball (Facultat d'Economia i Empresa. Espai de Recerca en Economia), 2003, E03/105
Appears in Collections:UB Economics – Working Papers [ERE]
Documents de treball / Informes (Economia)

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