Trade Unions and Family Friendly Policies in Britain
AbstractThis paper uses linked data on over 1,500 workplaces and 20,000 individuals from the 1998 British Workplace Employee Relations Survey to analyze the relationship between labor unions and the availability of six employer-provided family-friendly policies. Unions appear to help with work-family issues by increasing the availability of parental leave and job sharing options through a combination of negotiating for additional benefits and providing better information about existing policies. There is also a negative association between union membership and the availability of working at home options and, for parents of young children, childcare subsidies.
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- John W. Budd & Karen Mumford, 2004. "Trade unions and family-friendly policies in Britain," Industrial and Labor Relations Review, ILR Review, Cornell University, ILR School, vol. 57(2), pages 204-222, January.
- John W Budd & Karen Mumford, . "Trade Unions and Family-Friendly Policies in Britian," Discussion Papers 01/14, Department of Economics, University of York.
- J51 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Labor-Management Relations, Trade Unions, and Collective Bargaining - - - Trade Unions: Objectives, Structure, and Effects
- J13 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Fertility; Family Planning; Child Care; Children; Youth
- J32 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs - - - Nonwage Labor Costs and Benefits; Retirement Plans; Private Pensions
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