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The Determinants Of Trade Union Membership Growth In Malaysia

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  • Fatimah Said

    (Department of Appliced Economics, Faculty of Economics and Administration,University Malaya, Jalan Lembah Pantai, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)

  • Roza Hazli Zakaria

    (Department of Analytical Economics, Faculty of Economics and Administration,University Malaya, Jalan Lembah Pantai, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)

  • Saad Mohd. Said

    (Department of Applied Economics, Faculty of Economics and Administration, University Malaya, Jalan Lembah Pantai, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)

Abstract

A new model of trade union membership growth in Malaysia for the period 1970-2000 is proposed. In the model we incorporate not only the economic factors but also the political factors as the explanatory variables. We find that increases in prices, rate of growth of gross domestic products and union density enhance union growth, while future increases in the unemployment rate and unfavorable political climate tend to inhibit membership growth.

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  • Fatimah Said & Roza Hazli Zakaria & Saad Mohd. Said, 2002. "The Determinants Of Trade Union Membership Growth In Malaysia," IIUM Journal of Economics and Management, IIUM Journal of Economis and Management, vol. 10(2), pages 111-128, Decemder.
  • Handle: RePEc:ije:journl:v:10:y:2002:i:2:p:111-128
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    Keywords

    Trade union growth; Labor economics; Industrial relations;

    JEL classification:

    • J5 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Labor-Management Relations, Trade Unions, and Collective Bargaining

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