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Title:Trade unions and unpaid overtime in Britain PDF Logo
Authors:Veliziotis, Michail
Issue Date:2010
Series/Report no.:ISER Working Paper Series 2010-43
Abstract:In this paper we use British Household Panel Survey data to examine the relationship between unionization and unpaid overtime in Britain. The findings indicate that in the for-profit, non-caring sector of the economy, union covered employees supply fewer unpaid overtime hours than noncovered ones due to union protection and the weakening of economic incentives caused by union bargaining. On the other hand, in the non-profit, caring sector, union members offer more unpaid extra hours than covered non-members because of their specific pro-social motivations. Additional evidence is presented that confirms that union members are actually characterized by a specific pro-social ethos.
Subjects:trade unions
unpaid overtime
pro-social motivation
JEL:J22
J51
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:ISER Working Paper Series, Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER), University of Essex

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