Title

Labor-Market Concentration and Labor Compensation

Upjohn Author ORCID Identifier

https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6839-2512

Publication Date

11-29-2022

Source

ILR Review: 1-29

Abstract

This article estimates the effect of labor-market concentration on labor compensation across the US private sector since 2000. The authors distinguish between concentration in local labor markets and local product markets while guarding against bias from confounded product-market concentration. The analysis extends beyond wages to rates of employment-based health insurance coverage. Reported results suggest negative effects of labor-market concentration on labor compensation. These effects are exacerbated when product-market concentration is higher or when workers are older.

DOI

10.1177/00197939221138759

Publisher

Sage Journals

Subject Areas

LABOR MARKET ISSUES; Wages, health insurance and other benefits; Unions and collective bargaining

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Citation

Qiu, Yue and Aaron Sojourner. 2022. "Labor-Market Concentration and Labor Compensation." ILR Review: 1-29. https://doi.org/10.1177/00197939221138759