Union Decline in Britain
AbstractThis paper investigates the demise of unionisation in British private sector workplaces over the last quarter century. We show that dramatic union decline has occurred across all types of workplace. Although the union wage premium persists it is quite small in 2004. Negative union effects on employment growth and financial performance are largely confined to the 1980s. Managerial perceptions of the climate of relations between managers and workers have deteriorated since the early 1980s across the whole private sector, whether the workplace is unionised or not.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in its series IZA Discussion Papers with number 3436.
Length: 29 pages
Date of creation: Apr 2008
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Publication status: published in: Brown, W. et al. (eds.) - The Evolution of the Modern Workplace, Cambridge University Press, 2009
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- J51 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Labor-Management Relations, Trade Unions, and Collective Bargaining - - - Trade Unions: Objectives, Structure, and Effects
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- NEP-ALL-2008-04-21 (All new papers)
- NEP-BEC-2008-04-21 (Business Economics)
- NEP-HIS-2008-04-21 (Business, Economic & Financial History)
- NEP-LAB-2008-04-21 (Labour Economics)
- NEP-LTV-2008-04-21 (Unemployment, Inequality & Poverty)
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