Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/101891
Authors: 
Haile, Getinet Astatike
Bryson, Alex
White, Michael
Year of Publication: 
2014
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers 8361
Abstract: 
The paper investigates whether unionisation has a spillover effect on wellbeing by comparing non-members in union and non-union workplaces. To this end, it adapts the social custom model of trade unions and goes on to conduct empirical analyses using linked employer-employee data and alternative empirical strategies. The findings in the paper reveal that unionisation does have a spillover effect lowering non-members' job satisfaction. Sub-group analysis based on workplace-level collective bargaining status uncovers that the adverse effect found is specific to establishments that set pay through collective bargaining.
Subjects: 
trade union
spillover effect
wellbeing
linked employer-employee data
Britain
JEL: 
J5
J51
J28
J82
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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