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dc.contributor.authorPencavel, John H.en_US
dc.coverage.temporal1970-1999en_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-01-28T16:11:19Z-
dc.date.available2009-01-28T16:11:19Z-
dc.date.issued2003en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/20063-
dc.description.abstractAfter expanding in the 1970s, unionism in Britain contracted substantially over the next two decades. This paper argues that the statutory reforms in the 1980s and 1990s were of less consequence in accounting for the decline of unionism than the withdrawal of the state?s indirect support for collective bargaining. The principal goal of the reforms was to boost productivity so the paper examines the link between unions and productivity finding only a small association by the end of the 1990s. Private sector unionism has become highly decentralized which renders it vulnerable to the vagaries of market forces.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIZA Discussion paper series 818en_US
dc.subject.jelJ5en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordunionsen_US
dc.subject.keywordBritainen_US
dc.subject.stwGewerkschaftlicher Organisationsgraden_US
dc.subject.stwGewerkschaften_US
dc.subject.stwGewerkschaftspolitiken_US
dc.subject.stwTarifpolitiken_US
dc.subject.stwProduktivitäten_US
dc.subject.stwGroßbritannienen_US
dc.titleThe Surprising Retreat of Union Britainen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn367345048en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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