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Title:Union decline in Britain PDF Logo
Authors:Blanchflower, David G.
Bryson, Alex
Issue Date:2008
Series/Report no.:IZA Discussion Papers 3436
Abstract:This paper investigates the demise of unionisation in British private sector workplaces over the last quarter century. We show that dramatic union decline has occurred across all types of workplace. Although the union wage premium persists it is quite small in 2004. Negative union effects on employment growth and financial performance are largely confined to the 1980s. Managerial perceptions of the climate of relations between managers and workers have deteriorated since the early 1980s across the whole private sector, whether the workplace is unionised or not.
Subjects:Trade unions
wages
employment growth
financial performance
JEL:J51
Persistent Identifier of the first edition:urn:nbn:de:101:1-2008041401
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:IZA Discussion Papers, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit (IZA)

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