Trade unions: labour market manipulators?

Rob Thomas, Ken Heather

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    To some people, trade unions are crucial protectors of the weak. To others, they force up wage levels to unrealistic levels and contribute to unemployment. What role do trad unions have in a modern economy? How successful are they in raising the wages of their members? To what extent do they manipulate labour markets? In this chapter we review: * Indifference curves * Cartels We introduce: * The demand for labour * Wage rate determination
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationModern applied economics: a problem-oriented approach to economic theory
    EditorsK. Heather
    Place of PublicationLondon
    PublisherHarvester Wheatsheaf
    Number of pages17
    ISBN (Print)0745014658
    Publication statusPublished - 1994


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