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What is a Workers’ Referendum for? Evidence from Italy

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  • Carbonai, Davide
  • Drago, Carlo

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In July 2007, the Prodi government and representatives of the three main Italian trade union confederations signed a landmark agreement on welfare and economic development. In October, in order to ratify or reject the agreement, the Italian labor movement organized a referendum, i.e. the Workers’ Referendum of 2007, inviting workers, pensioners and the unemployed to assess the agreement. Based on a comprehensive sampling (1,574 interviewees), these research notes provide an analysis of the Workers’ Referendum with regard to both key societal voting features and attitudes toward unions.

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  • Carbonai, Davide & Drago, Carlo, 2014. "What is a Workers’ Referendum for? Evidence from Italy," MPRA Paper 59950, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:59950
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    1. Peter Gahan, 2012. "“Voice Within Voice”: Members’ Voice Responses to Dissatisfaction with Their Union," Industrial Relations: A Journal of Economy and Society, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 51(1), pages 29-56, January.
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    Keywords

    Union democracy; Workers’ Referendum; Italy; survey research;

    JEL classification:

    • C10 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - General
    • C83 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Data Collection and Data Estimation Methodology; Computer Programs - - - Survey Methods; Sampling Methods
    • J50 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Labor-Management Relations, Trade Unions, and Collective Bargaining - - - General
    • J51 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Labor-Management Relations, Trade Unions, and Collective Bargaining - - - Trade Unions: Objectives, Structure, and Effects
    • J52 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Labor-Management Relations, Trade Unions, and Collective Bargaining - - - Dispute Resolution: Strikes, Arbitration, and Mediation
    • J53 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Labor-Management Relations, Trade Unions, and Collective Bargaining - - - Labor-Management Relations; Industrial Jurisprudence

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