Bitte verwenden Sie diesen Link, um diese Publikation zu zitieren, oder auf sie als Internetquelle zu verweisen: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/36156
Autor:innen: 
Powdthavee, Nattavudh
Datum: 
2010
Schriftenreihe/Nr.: 
IZA Discussion Papers No. 4806
Verlag: 
Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA), Bonn
Zusammenfassung: 
This 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.
Schlagwörter: 
Union coverage
union membership
job satisfaction
anticipation
adaptation
free-rider
longitudinal
JEL: 
J28
J5
Dokumentart: 
Working Paper

Datei(en):
Datei
Größe
594.95 kB





Publikationen in EconStor sind urheberrechtlich geschützt.