1200 words MINIMUM (not including cover/reference pages or questions)

Requirement is at least three scholarly articles, ONE maybe the course textbook BELOW


Gerhart, B. A., & Newman, J. M. (2020). Compensation (13th ed.). McGraw-Hill Education

1. Why are defined contribution pension plans gaining in popularity in the United States and defined benefit plans losing popularity?

2. The differential between the salary of top executives and the lowest paid workers in the same country is quite small in Japan, at least in comparison to the United States. The same is true in unions (president of union versus union workers). Explain why the differential might be small in Japan and in U.S. unions but much larger in private U.S. corporations.

3. What is spillover? How does it lead to underestimation of the impact unions have on wages?

4. Why don’t many public sector unions have the right to strike, a weapon almost universally guaranteed in the private sector? Make your explanation based on compensation.