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Trade unions and industrial injury in Great Britain

Litwin, Adam Seth (2000) Trade unions and industrial injury in Great Britain. CEPDP (468). Centre for Economic Performance, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK. ISBN 0753014076

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Abstract

Anecdotal evidence suggests that trade unions succeed in ameliorating workplace health and safety, but no attempt has been made to link specific workplace injury rates with a respective union presence. Relying on WERS98, this paper establishes a cross-sectional link between trade unions and occupational injury rates, revealing that unions gravitate to accident-prone workplaces and react by reducing injury rates within these types of employment units. However, the ability for unions to reduce injury rates does not appear to increase monotonically as they progress along a workplace instrumentality continuum from recognition alone to a pre-entry closed shop.

Item Type: Monograph (Discussion Paper)
Official URL: http://cep.lse.ac.uk
Additional Information: © 2000 Adam Seth Liwin
Divisions: Centre for Economic Performance
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Sets: Collections > Economists Online
Research centres and groups > Centre for Economic Performance (CEP)
Date Deposited: 30 Jul 2008 13:12
Last Modified: 19 Jul 2020 23:04
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/20169

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