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dc.contributor.authorPowdthavee, Nattavudhen_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-03-17en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-07T12:06:27Z-
dc.date.available2010-07-07T12:06:27Z-
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/36156-
dc.description.abstractThis paper documents evidence that rejects the paradox of dissatisfied union members. Using eleven waves of the BHPS, it studies the past, contemporaneous, and future effects of union membership on job satisfaction. By separating union free-riders from other nonmembers in the fixed effects equations, I find significant anticipation effects to unionism for prospective members and covered nonmembers of both genders. Workers go on to report, on average, a significant net increase in overall job satisfaction at the year unionization occurs. Nonetheless, adaptation to unionism is complete within the first few years of joining a unionized firm. One hypothesis for this is that workers adapt their reported satisfaction over time to support their union bargaining efforts, which would be consistent with the explanation given by Freeman and Medoff (1984) of union's role in fanning the flame of discontent to the management during contract negotiations.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIZA Discussion Papers 4806en_US
dc.subject.jelJ28en_US
dc.subject.jelJ5en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordUnion coverageen_US
dc.subject.keywordunion membershipen_US
dc.subject.keywordjob satisfactionen_US
dc.subject.keywordanticipationen_US
dc.subject.keywordadaptationen_US
dc.subject.keywordfree-rideren_US
dc.subject.keywordlongitudinalen_US
dc.subject.stwGewerkschaftlicher Organisationsgraden_US
dc.subject.stwMitgliedschaften_US
dc.subject.stwTrittbrettfahrerverhaltenen_US
dc.subject.stwArbeitszufriedenheiten_US
dc.subject.stwGro├čbritannienen_US
dc.titleAnticipation, free-rider problem, and adaptation to trade union: re-examining the curious case of dissatisfied union membersen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn621243175en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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