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Unions, Temporary Employment and Hours of Work: A Tale of Two Countries

Francesconi, Marco and Serrano, Carlos García (2004) 'Unions, Temporary Employment and Hours of Work: A Tale of Two Countries.'

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This paper is the first attempt to analyse the relationship between unionisation, temporary employment and non-standard hours of work, comparing Spain and Britain, which are characterised by relatively different labour market structures and substantially different degrees of employment protections. Despite such differences, these two countries show similar responses of unionisation to flexible employment. In particular, we find that union recognition in Britain and firm-level union presence in Spain do not respond to changes in long hours of work and overtime hours, whereas temporary employment is negatively correlated with union coverage in both countries. We find, however, some differences between the two countries when the samples are stratified by industry.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Vol. 1, Núm. 1 (2004)
Uncontrolled Keywords: J22; J23; J51; J53; Collective bargaining; trade unions; temporary employment; hours of work
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences > Economics, Department of
SWORD Depositor: Elements
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 27 Jun 2012 11:31
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2022 00:39

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