Governors' Party Affiliation and Unions
Employing a regression discontinuity (RD) approach on gubernatorial elections in the United States over the last three decades, this paper investigates the causal effects of governors' party affiliation (Democrat versus Republican) on unionization of workers, and unionized workers' working hours and earnings. Surprisingly, we find no significant impact from the party affiliation of governors on union membership and union workers' labor-market outcomes.
|Journal||Industrial Relations: a journal of economy and society|
Beland, L.-P., & Unel, B. (Bulent). (2018). Governors' Party Affiliation and Unions. Industrial Relations: a journal of economy and society, 57(2), 177–205. doi:10.1111/irel.12206