Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/223601
Authors: 
Addison, John T.
Year of Publication: 
2020
Citation: 
[Journal:] IZA World of Labor [ISSN:] 2054-9571 [Year:] 2020 [Issue:] 68v2
Abstract: 
The micro- and macroeconomic effects of the declining power of trade unions have been hotly debated by economists and policymakers, although the empirical evidence does little to suggest that the impact of union decline on economic aggregates and firm performance is an overwhelming cause for concern. That said, the association of declining union power with rising earnings inequality and the loss of an important source of dialogue between workers and their firms have proven more worrisome if no less contentious. Causality issues dog the former association and while the diminution in representative voice seems indisputable any depiction of the non-union workplace as an authoritarian “bleak house” is more caricature than reality.
Subjects: 
union density/coverage
bargaining structure
coordination
macro/micro performance
redistribution
voice
JEL: 
J30
J38
J41
J51
J53
J58
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Document Type: 
Article

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