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Trade Union Presence and Employer-Provided Training in Britain

Booth, Alison L and Böheim, René (2004) 'Trade Union Presence and Employer-Provided Training in Britain.' Industrial Relations, 43 (3). pp. 520-545. ISSN 0019-8676

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Abstract

Using linked employer-employee data from the 1998 Workplace Employee Relations Survey (WERS), we estimate the correlation between union presence and private sector employer-provided training in Great Britain. Our measure of union presence is workplace union recognition. We find this is positively correlated with the individual training probability for non-manual men and women and manual men (but not for manual women) and we offer some explanations for this correlation. We then investigate various avenues through which union recognition might affect training by interacting recognition with three types of bargaining institution: the closed shop, the level at which pay-bargaining takes place, and multi-unionism. We also investigate whether or not training is increased by direct negotiation between management and worker representatives.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Economics, Department of
Faculty of Social Sciences > Institute for Social and Economic Research
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 24 Sep 2013 09:20
Last Modified: 25 Sep 2013 11:18
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/7875

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