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dc.contributor.authorPolachek, Solomon W.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-01-28T16:11:52Z-
dc.date.available2009-01-28T16:11:52Z-
dc.date.issued2003en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/20135-
dc.description.abstractThis paper is composed of two parts. First, using international data, I corroborate that union density in the U.S. declined because of asymmetric growth between the union and nonunion sectors. I show union density to increase in countries experiencing strong manufacturing growth, and to decline in countries undergoing large women?s increases in nonagricultural employment. Second, I borrow from international relations research on war and peace to develop a cogent reason why union density differs by sector. In this vein, I apply a model primarily used to describe bilateral political interactions to figure out why workers often engage in hostile activities such as strikes. In doing so, I look at the contentious rather than the cooperative ?face? of unions.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisheren_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIZA Discussion paper series 896en_US
dc.subject.jelJ4en_US
dc.subject.jelF16en_US
dc.subject.jelJ5en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordunionsen_US
dc.subject.keywordunion densityen_US
dc.subject.keywordmanufacturing growthen_US
dc.subject.keywordinternational relationsen_US
dc.subject.stwGewerkschaftlicher Organisationsgraden_US
dc.subject.stwDrei-Sektoren-Hypotheseen_US
dc.subject.stwStrukturwandelen_US
dc.subject.stwBranchenentwicklungen_US
dc.subject.stwSch├Ątzungen_US
dc.subject.stwVereinigte Staatenen_US
dc.subject.stwWelten_US
dc.titleWhat Can We Learn About the Decline in U.S. Union Membership from International Data?en_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn372028845en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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