The effect of trade unions on the inequality of wage earnings in South Africa

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Leibbrandt, Murray en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Yan, Jun en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2014-09-11T06:48:27Z
dc.date.available 2014-09-11T06:48:27Z
dc.date.issued 2002 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Yan, J. 2002. The effect of trade unions on the inequality of wage earnings in South Africa. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/7421
dc.description Bibliography: leaves 52-55. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract The paper begins with an introduction of trade unions in South Africa, focusing on the union membership trend in the last two decades of the twentieth century. This is followed by a review of work on earnings functions and modelling South African trade unions in chapter 2. The aim of this chapter is to show what work has been done in the area of earnings functions and trade unions. It also highlights the contribution of this paper as analysing the role of trade unions in determining earnings inequality and not just earnings levels. Chapter 3 analyses the variables in a trade union model, such as education, location, gender, experience, sector and occupation. Chapter 4 examines the decomposition of the effect of trade unions on the inequality of wage earnings. We find that the result of effect of trade unions on earnings inequality is higher than in comparable international work. The effect is much higher in the general earnings equation with union interactive variables than the equation with a single union dummy. We also find that, for the overall contribution to earnings inequality, education, sector and location have higher contributions in the non-unionised group than the unionised group. This indicates that trade unions have significant effect in dampening the effect of other variables on earnings inequality. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Economics en_ZA
dc.title The effect of trade unions on the inequality of wage earnings in South Africa en_ZA
dc.type Master Thesis
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Commerce en_ZA
dc.publisher.department School of Economics en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters
dc.type.qualificationname MCom en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Yan, J. (2002). <i>The effect of trade unions on the inequality of wage earnings in South Africa</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Commerce ,School of Economics. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/7421 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Yan, Jun. <i>"The effect of trade unions on the inequality of wage earnings in South Africa."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Commerce ,School of Economics, 2002. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/7421 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Yan J. The effect of trade unions on the inequality of wage earnings in South Africa. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Commerce ,School of Economics, 2002 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/7421 en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Yan, Jun AB - The paper begins with an introduction of trade unions in South Africa, focusing on the union membership trend in the last two decades of the twentieth century. This is followed by a review of work on earnings functions and modelling South African trade unions in chapter 2. The aim of this chapter is to show what work has been done in the area of earnings functions and trade unions. It also highlights the contribution of this paper as analysing the role of trade unions in determining earnings inequality and not just earnings levels. Chapter 3 analyses the variables in a trade union model, such as education, location, gender, experience, sector and occupation. Chapter 4 examines the decomposition of the effect of trade unions on the inequality of wage earnings. We find that the result of effect of trade unions on earnings inequality is higher than in comparable international work. The effect is much higher in the general earnings equation with union interactive variables than the equation with a single union dummy. We also find that, for the overall contribution to earnings inequality, education, sector and location have higher contributions in the non-unionised group than the unionised group. This indicates that trade unions have significant effect in dampening the effect of other variables on earnings inequality. DA - 2002 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2002 T1 - The effect of trade unions on the inequality of wage earnings in South Africa TI - The effect of trade unions on the inequality of wage earnings in South Africa UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/7421 ER - en_ZA


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