Unions and unemployment insurance benefits receipt: Evidence from the current population survey

John W. Budd, Brian P. McCall

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Abstract

Using data from the January 1996 Current Population Survey's Displaced Worker Supplement, this article analyzes the effect of union representation on the likelihood that individuals eligible for unemployment insurance (UI) benefits receive UI benefits. For white-collar workers, unions do not have a significant effect on the probability of UI benefit receipt. Eligible blue-collar workers laid off from union jobs are approximately 23 percent more likely than comparable nonunion workers to receive UI benefits.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)339-355
Number of pages17
JournalIndustrial Relations
Volume43
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2004

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