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dc.contributor.authorAddison, John T.en_US
dc.contributor.authorBelfield, Clive R.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-01-28T16:14:47Z-
dc.date.available2009-01-28T16:14:47Z-
dc.date.issued2004en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/20530-
dc.description.abstractThis paper uses a combination of workplace and matched-employee workplace data from theBritish 1998 Workplace Employee Relations Survey to examine the impact of unions andfirm-provided training (incidence, intensity/coverage, and duration) on establishmentperformance. The performance effects of training are indexed not just by individual andmedian establishment earnings but also by subjective measures of plant labor productivityand financial performance. Union effects on training are fairly subtle, and somewhat morepositive when using individual rather than plant-wide training data. A positive impact oftraining on earnings is also detected in both individual and plant-based wage data, althoughconsistent with much recent research the effects of union recognition are at best muted.There are also some signs of a positive interaction term for unionism and training in theearnings equations, but by the same token negative effects are encountered when trainingduration is expressed in categorical terms and interacted with union recognition.Instrumenting training yielded positive results for labor productivity and the firm?s bottom line.While some negative effects of multiple unionism at the workplace now emerge, theyseemingly do not operate through the training route.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisher|aInstitute for the Study of Labor (IZA) |cBonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries|aIZA Discussion paper series |x1264en_US
dc.subject.jelJ33en_US
dc.subject.jelJ24en_US
dc.subject.jelJ51en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordunion recognitionen_US
dc.subject.keywordbargaining structureen_US
dc.subject.keywordemployer-provided trainingen_US
dc.subject.keywordtraining incidenceen_US
dc.subject.keywordintensity/coverage and durationen_US
dc.subject.keywordearningsen_US
dc.subject.stwGewerkschaftlicher Organisationsgraden_US
dc.subject.stwBetriebliche Bildungsarbeiten_US
dc.subject.stwUnternehmensentwicklungen_US
dc.subject.stwArbeitsproduktivitäten_US
dc.subject.stwRentabilitäten_US
dc.subject.stwArbeitsplatzen_US
dc.subject.stwSchätzungen_US
dc.subject.stwGrossbritannienen_US
dc.titleUnions, Training, and Firm Performance : Evidence from the British Workplace Employee Relations Surveyen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn395904587en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-

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