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Union Membership and Perceived Job Insecurity: 30 Years of Evidence from the American General social Survey

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  • Pierre Brochu

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    (Department of Economics, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON)

  • Louis-Philippe Morin

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    (Department of Economics, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON)

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Using the Amercian General Social Survey, we explore the link between union membership and perceived job insecurity. This finding is mainly atributed to the primary and secondary sectors and for recessionary periods. Instrumental-variables estimation and the use of attitudinal proxy variables suggest that the positive correlation union membership and perceived job insecurity is not due to self-selection.

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Paper provided by University of Ottawa, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 1106E.

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Length: 30 pages
Date of creation: 2011
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Handle: RePEc:ott:wpaper:1106e

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