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Collaborative Research on a Micro Analysis of Union Wage Settlements in Manufacturing, 1957-1979 (ICPSR 8716)

Principal Investigator(s): The Urban Institute


This data collection provides data on the main provisions of a sample of collective bargaining agreements reached between 1957 and 1979. Information includes date and duration of contracts, cost of living adjustments, and profit sharing provisions. Economic indicators at the time of bargaining are also provided.

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Study Description


The Urban Institute. COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH ON A MICRO ANALYSIS OF UNION WAGE SETTLEMENTS IN MANUFACTURING. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1989. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08716.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08716.v1

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This study was funded by:

  • National Science Foundation (SES-8410573)

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    collective bargaining, labor unions, manufacturing industry, wages and salaries

Geographic Coverage:    United States

Time Period:   

  • 1957--1979

Universe:    Collective bargaining agreements reached between 1957 and 1979.

Data Type(s):    event/transaction data

Data Collection Notes:

Supporting documentation indicates that the data represent a sample of collective bargaining agreements reached between 1957 and 1979. However, details of the sampling techniques employed in the study are not known. Column 393 contains undocumented codes.


Data Source:

collective bargaining contracts on file with the United States Department of Labor


Original ICPSR Release:   1989-09-26

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