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Cross-Generation Correlations of Union Status for Young People in Britain

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  • Blanden, Jo

    (London School of Economics)

  • Stephen Machin

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In this paper we investigate whether young people whose fathers are union members are themselves more likely to join a union. We find that young people with unionized fathers are twice as likely to be unionized as those with non-union fathers. This association is stronger if the father reported himself as being active in the trade union. These links cannot be accounted for by the common individual or workplace characteristics of children and their parents and they have not decreased as union membership declined over the 1980s and 1990s.

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Paper provided by Royal Economic Society in its series Royal Economic Society Annual Conference 2003 with number 24.

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Date of creation: 04 Jun 2003
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Keywords: young people; union member; union at work; relative risk ratio; intergenerational links;

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  1. Jonathan E. Booth & John Budd & Kristen M. Munday, 2010. "Never say never?: uncovering the never-unionized in the United States," LSE Research Online Documents on Economics 28976, London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE Library.
  2. Timothy Smeeding, 2013. "GINI DP 89: On the relationship between income inequality and intergenerational mobility," GINI Discussion Papers 89, AIAS, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies.
  3. Laszlo Goerke & Markus Pannenberg, 2010. "Trade Union Membership and Dismissals," SOEPpapers on Multidisciplinary Panel Data Research 324, DIW Berlin, The German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP).
  4. A Charlwood, 2003. "The Anatomy of Union Decline in Britain: 1990-1998," CEP Discussion Papers dp0601, Centre for Economic Performance, LSE.
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  6. Blanchflower, David G., 2006. "A Cross-Country Study of Union Membership," IZA Discussion Papers 2016, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
  7. Andrew CLARK & Emanuela D'ANGELO, 2010. "Upward Social Mobility, Well-being and;Political Preferences: Evidence from the;BHPS," Working Papers 338, Universita' Politecnica delle Marche (I), Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche e Sociali.

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