Union Decline in Britain
AbstractThis paper considers the rapid decline in unionization that has occurred in Britain since the late 1970s. The overwhelming factor underpinning falling unionization was a failure to organize new establishments set up in the last twenty years or so, thus confirming that developments since 1990 represent a continuation of the pattern revealed in earlier work for the 1980-90 period. The sharpest falls in unionization occurred in private manufacturing establishments set up after 1980. Finally, there is some evidence that it is age of workplace, rather than age of worker, that is the critical age-based factor behind union decline. Copyright Blackwell Publishers Ltd/London School of Economics 2000.
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Volume (Year): 38 (2000)
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- Stephen Machin, 2000. "Union decline in Britain," LSE Research Online Documents on Economics, London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE Library 20191, London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE Library.
- Stephen Machin, 2000. "Union Decline in Britain," CEP Discussion Papers, Centre for Economic Performance, LSE dp0455, Centre for Economic Performance, LSE.
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