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[23] One-third of the drivers in the UMTIP survey who worked in other industries reported previous employment in manufacturing.
We rely on data from the UMTIP Driver Survey to examine the relationship of these factors to annual earnings and rates of pay.
As reported in Table 3, the UMTIP survey indicates that almost half of drivers have completed their education with a high school degree (47%), 20% have not completed high school, 32.9% have some education beyond high school, and 8.4% have completed a two- or four-year degree.
Our research using data from the UMTIP driver survey investigated the part of the decline associated with factors that affected most blue-collar workers, focusing on returns to human capital, unionization, and technological change.
(8.) The UMTIP driver survey is more accurate on issues of compensation and hours of work, the two central work-related items collected by the CPS, because the UMTIP questions are structured for the compensation systems used in trucking and are not asked by government employees.
The richness of the UMTIP data set permits superior control for factors that may be correlated with unionism, such as occupational tenure, type of driver, and use of technology.