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Trade unions will oppose the employment of temporary agency workers if it is a move to replace workers or to curb union power.
Alternatively, trade unions may encourage the employment of agency workers if it leads to higher wages for their members.
Using British data from 1998 and 2004, we find no evidence for a negative association between trade union activity and the
hiring of agency workers. Wages are typically higher in unionised workplaces; however, the trade union premium is lower in
the presence of agency workers. Our results suggest that trade unions cannot effectively oppose the hiring of agency workers.
After three years in college, football players face a trade-off between spending more time in college and pursuing a career
in the National Football League (NFL). We analyse the salaries for rookies in the NFL and instrument the endogenous decision
to enter the professional market with the month of birth (relative age effect). A player enjoys a 6 percent higher starting
salary in the NFL for each additional year with the college team. The returns to education in professional sports are sizeable
and similar to returns to formal education.
Online seit: 16.10.2015 16:26
Decomposing wages into worker and firm wage components, we find that firm-fixed components are sizeable parts of workers'
wages. If workers can only imperfectly observe the extent of firm-fixed components in their wages, they might be misled about
the overall wage distribution. Such misperceptions may lead to unjustified high reservation wages, resulting in overly long
unemployment durations. We examine the influence of previous wages on unemployment durations for workers after exogenous lay-offs
and, using Austrian administrative data, we find that younger workers are, in fact, unemployed longer if they profited from
high firm-fixed components in the past. We interpret our findings as evidence for overconfidence generated by imperfectly