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dc.contributor.authorHart, Robert A.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-09-09en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-07T11:53:03Z-
dc.date.available2010-07-07T11:53:03Z-
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.identifier.piurn:nbn:de:101:1-20090703105en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/35538-
dc.description.abstractThe strikes' literature is dominated by the causes and effects of strike action as they relate directly to strikers themselves. This paper considers another important group of affected workers - those individuals incidentally made idle as a result of the strike action of others. Using a unique data set of the British Engineering Employers' Federation (EEF), it examines the years 1960 to 1970, a critical period in Britain's postwar strikes' history. The mid-point of this decade marked the start of the era of the 'British Disease', a universally adopted title given to Britain's perceived international leadership in strikes incidence and industrial unrest. Workers made idle were an important symptom of the disease. In the study here, they accounted for 72% of days lost in disputes in which they were involved and 44% of total days lost in all disputes. Consideration is given to the likely causes of these incidental layoffs within 7130 strikes of EEF federated firms covering engineering, automotive and metal industries. Particular attention is given to the British car industry, accounting for 22% of total EEF strikes during the period of study. The regression analysis examines the causes of workers being made idle with explanatory variables covering labour market conditions, strikes durations, pay issues, non-pay issues. The regressions also control for company, union, geographical districts, annual and seasonal fixed effects.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherForschungsinst. zur Zukunft der Arbeit Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIZA Discussion Papers 4248en_US
dc.subject.jelJ52en_US
dc.subject.jelL61en_US
dc.subject.jelL62en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordStrikesen_US
dc.subject.keywordworkers made idleen_US
dc.subject.keywordpay disputesen_US
dc.subject.keywordnon-pay disputesen_US
dc.subject.stwStreiken_US
dc.subject.stwFehlzeiten_US
dc.subject.stwWirkungsanalyseen_US
dc.subject.stwBeschäftigungseffekten_US
dc.subject.stwWirtschaftliche Instabilitäten_US
dc.subject.stwGroßbritannienen_US
dc.titleWorkers made idle by company strikes and the British diseaseen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn605236496en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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