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Unionization in Australia: Evidence from the AWIRS

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  • Wooden, Mark
  • Balchin, Jeffrey

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This article uses workplace level data from the recent Australian Workplace Industrial Relations Survey to test a simple demand and supply model explaining the level of union membership within Australia. The findings suggest that previous research using individual-level data has understated the importance of the supply-side in influencing union membership. In particular, unionization levels were found to be highly sensitive to firm size, to the number of unions represented in the workplace, and to management attitudes. Copyright 1993 by The Economic Society of Australia.

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Article provided by The Economic Society of Australia in its journal The Economic Record.

Volume (Year): 69 (1993)
Issue (Month): 206 (September)
Pages: 305-14

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Handle: RePEc:bla:ecorec:v:69:y:1993:i:206:p:305-14

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  1. Samantha Farmakisā€Gamboni & David Prentice, 2011. "When Does Reducing Union Bargaining Power Increase Productivity? Evidence from the Workplace Relations Act," The Economic Record, The Economic Society of Australia, vol. 87(279), pages 603-616, December.
  2. Samantha Farmakis-Gamboni & David Prentice, 2007. "Does Reducing Union Bargaining Power Increase Productivity?," Working Papers 2007.04, School of Economics, La Trobe University.

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