Unemployment And The Demand For Unions
AbstractWhy do people join open-shop unions when they would receive union wage rates even if they were not members? Why are unionization rates so low in the south-east of England? To address these questions, which we treat as interrelated, the paper considers the idea that unions offer insurance against victimization and arbitrary dismissal. Consistent with our theoretical approach, we find that union density is greatest, ceteris paribus, within establishments in areas of high unemployment.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by London School of Economics - Centre for Labour Economics in its series Papers with number 372.
Length: 32 pages
Date of creation: 1990
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trade unions ; labour market ; wages ; unemployment;
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