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dc.contributor.authorGoerke, Laszloen_US
dc.contributor.authorPannenberg, Markusen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-01-28T16:12:21Z-
dc.date.available2009-01-28T16:12:21Z-
dc.date.issued2003en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/20198-
dc.description.abstractIn the absence of closed-shops and discriminatory wage policies, union membership can beexplained by the existence of social norms. We describe a model, incorporating institutionalfeatures of the German labour market, which explicitly allows for social custom effects in thedetermination of union membership. Using panel data for Germany, we find evidence foraccording effects which restrict freeriding. The impact of social norms tends to increase withnet union density. Hence, observed reductions in the demand for union membership canweaken the impact of a norm and accentuate the free-rider problem.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisher|aInstitute for the Study of Labor (IZA) |cBonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries|aIZA Discussion paper series |x962en_US
dc.subject.jelJ51en_US
dc.subject.jelD71en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordGermanyen_US
dc.subject.keywordnormsen_US
dc.subject.keywordsocial customen_US
dc.subject.keywordtrade union membershipen_US
dc.subject.stwGewerkschaftlicher Organisationsgraden_US
dc.subject.stwMitgliedschaften_US
dc.subject.stwSoziale Normen_US
dc.subject.stwTrittbrettfahrerverhaltenen_US
dc.subject.stwDeutschlanden_US
dc.titleNorm-Based Trade Union Membership: Evidence for Germanyen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn377369683en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-

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