Public Use Data for Effects of Unionization on Worker and Workplace Safety

Release Date: 2015
Time Period of Data Collection: 1962-2009
Brief Description: Administrative data: OSHA enforcement data and NLRB election records
Geographic Coverage: National
Study Populations: Adult Workers
Unit(s) of Observation: Individual, Firms, Employers
Topics: Worker Protection, Labor Standards, Workplace-Related Benefits
Research method: Quasi-Experimental Design
Sampling Method: Longitudinal unique establishment identifiers for NLRB elections were constructed using a fuzzy-matching algorithm. NLRB and OSHA records were linked at the establishment level using fuzzy-matching, yielding a longitudinal database of all NLRB elections and all of their OSHA enforcement data, including reported occupational fatalities.

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