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dc.contributor.authorSchnabel, Clausen_US
dc.contributor.authorWagner, Joachimen_US
dc.date.accessioned2007-03-08en_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-10-01T15:01:36Z-
dc.date.available2009-10-01T15:01:36Z-
dc.date.issued2006en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/28149-
dc.description.abstractAn empirical analysis of various waves of the ALLBUS social survey shows that union density fell substantially in western Germany from 1980 to 2004 and in eastern Germany from 1992 to 2004. Such a negative trend can be observed for men and women and for different groups of the workforce. Regression estimates indicate that the probability of union membership is related to a number of personal and occupational variables such as age, public sector employment and being a blue collar worker (significant in western Germany only). A decomposition analysis shows that differences in union density over time and between eastern and western Germany to a large degree cannot be explained by differences in the characteristics of employees. Contrary to wide-spread perceptions, changes in the composition of the workforce seem to have played a minor role in the fall in union density in western and eastern Germany.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisher|aLeuphana-Univ.|cLüneburgen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries|aUniversity of Lüneburg working paper series in economics|x31en_US
dc.subject.jelJ51en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.stwGewerkschaften_US
dc.subject.stwMitgliedschaften_US
dc.subject.stwGewerkschaftlicher Organisationsgraden_US
dc.subject.stwAlte Bundesländeren_US
dc.subject.stwNeue Bundesländeren_US
dc.titleThe persistent decline in unionization in Western and Eastern Germany, 1980 - 2004: what can we learn from a decomposition analysis?en_US
dc.type|aWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn520569997en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-

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