Anticipation, Free Rider Problem, and Adaptation to Trade Union: Re-examining the Curious Case of Dissatisfied Union Members
AbstractThis paper documents evidence that rejects the paradox of dissatisfied union members. Using eleven waves of the BHPS, it studies the past, contemporaneous, and future effects of union membership on job satisfaction. By separating union "free riders" from other nonmembers in the fixed effects equations, I find significant anticipation effects to joining a unionized firm for both prospective union members and covered nonmembers of both genders. Workers go on to report, on average, a significant increase in job satisfaction at the year of union coverage. Nonetheless, adaptation to unionism is complete within the first few years of joining a unionized firm.
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- Nattavudh Powdthavee, 2011. "Anticipation, Free-Rider Problems, and Adaptation to Trade Unions: Re-examining the Curious Case of Dissatisfied Union Members," Industrial and Labor Relations Review, ILR Review, Cornell University, ILR School, vol. 64(5), pages 1000-1019, October.
- Powdthavee, Nattavudh, 2010. "Anticipation, Free-Rider Problem, and Adaptation to Trade Union: Re-examining the Curious Case of Dissatisfied Union Members," IZA Discussion Papers 4806, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
- J28 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Safety; Job Satisfaction; Related Public Policy
- J5 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Labor-Management Relations, Trade Unions, and Collective Bargaining
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