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Union status of young men in Britain: a decade of change

Booth, Alison L and Arulampalam, Wiji (2000) 'Union status of young men in Britain: a decade of change.' Journal of Applied Econometrics, 15 (3). pp. 289-310. ISSN 0883-7252

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Previous empirical studies of individual union status in Britain have been cross-sectional. In contrast, we use longitudinal data from the National Child Development Study, to estimate the determinants of male trade union membership over the period 1981–1991. As suggested by union theories, we find that it is important to control for unobserved individual heterogeneity, and our preferred model allows for correlation of individual heterogeneity with observable variables. Our estimates reveal that the observed decline in very large workplaces, and the contraction of the public sector, explain about one third of the predicted decline in union membership over the period.

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: 03 Feb 2014 14:13
Last Modified: 03 Feb 2014 14:13

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