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N. Gregory Mankiw
ISBN: 9781337091985

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8th Edition
N. Gregory Mankiw
ISBN: 9781337091985
Textbook Problem

Consider an economy with two labor markets—one for manufacturing workers and one for service workers. Suppose initially that neither is unionized.

a. If manufacturing workers formed a union, what impact would you predict on the wages and employment in manufacturing?

b. How would these changes in the manufacturing labor market affect the supply of labor in the market for service workers? What would happen to the equilibrium wage and employment in this labor market?

Subpart (a):

To determine

Changes in labor market.

Explanation

The impact of intervention of union in manufacturing labor market is explained with the help of a figure as shown below.

Figure 1 shows the changes in manufacturing labor market.

In Figure 1, the vertical axis measures the wage rate (W) and the horizontal axis measures the quantity of labor. The upward sloping curve (S) shows the supply curve of labor and downward sloping curve (D) shows the demand curve of labor...

Subpart (b):

To determine

Changes in labor market.

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