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The Effects of International Migration on Native Workers' Unionisation in Austria

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  • Antón, José-Ignacio

    (University of Linz)

  • Böheim, René

    (University of Linz)

  • Winter-Ebmer, Rudolf

    (University of Linz)

Abstract

We analyze the effects of increased immigration of foreign workers on the unionisation rates of native workers in Austrian firms over the period 2002–2012. Our results suggest that lower union density of natives' in firms with more foreign workers is driven not by natives leaving unions, but by the different composition of turnover depending on the share of foreigners in the firm.

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  • Antón, José-Ignacio & Böheim, René & Winter-Ebmer, Rudolf, 2016. "The Effects of International Migration on Native Workers' Unionisation in Austria," IZA Discussion Papers 10446, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA).
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    Keywords

    migration; unions; turnover; hiring;
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    JEL classification:

    • J51 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Labor-Management Relations, Trade Unions, and Collective Bargaining - - - Trade Unions: Objectives, Structure, and Effects
    • J61 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Geographic Labor Mobility; Immigrant Workers
    • J63 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Turnover; Vacancies; Layoffs

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