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Trade unions and training practices in British workplaces

Green, F. and Machin, Stephen and Wilkinson, D. (1996) Trade unions and training practices in British workplaces. CEPDP, 278. Centre for Economic Performance, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK. ISBN 0753003155

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Identification Number: 278

Abstract

We use establishment-level data from the 1991 Employers Manpower and Skills Practices Survey (EMSPS) and individual-level data from the Autumn 1993 Quarterly Labour Force Survey (QLFS) to investigate the links between training provision and workplace unionization. We focus on two training measures, an incidence variable and an intensity variable. Both are strongly positively related to whether unions are recognised in the workplace. Working in a unionized establishment substantially raises the probability of receiving training and the amount of training received by British workers. We view these results as confirming the potentially important role that British unions can play in developing skill formation.

Item Type: Monograph (Discussion Paper)
Official URL: http://cep.lse.ac.uk
Additional Information: © 1996 the authors
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Sets: Research centres and groups > Centre for the Economics of Education (CEE)
Collections > Economists Online
Research centres and groups > Centre for Economic Performance (CEP)
Date Deposited: 12 Aug 2008 14:33
Last Modified: 01 Oct 2010 09:16
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/20684

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