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Alexander Willén

Department of Economics
Norwegian School of Economics
Helleveien 30
5045 Bergen
Norway

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Institutional Affiliation: Cornell University

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July 2018The Long-run Effects of Teacher Collective Bargaining
with Michael Lovenheim: w24782
Teacher collective bargaining is a highly debated feature of the education system in the US. This paper presents the first analysis of the effect of teacher collective bargaining laws on long-run labor market and educational attainment outcomes, exploiting the timing of passage of duty-tobargain laws across cohorts within states and across states over time. Using American Community Survey data linked to each respondent’s state of birth, we examine labor market outcomes and educational attainment for 35-49 year olds, separately by gender. We find robust evidence that exposure to teacher collective bargaining laws worsens the future labor market outcomes of men: in the first 10 years after passage of a duty-to-bargain law, male earnings decline by $2,134 (or 3.93%) per year and hours worked ...

Published: Michael F. Lovenheim & Alexander Willén, 2019. "The Long-Run Effects of Teacher Collective Bargaining," American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, vol 11(3), pages 292-324. citation courtesy of

 
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