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Job cuts, job guarantees and unions

White, Michael and Bryson, Alex (2013) Job cuts, job guarantees and unions. Manchester School, 81 (6). pp. 855-875. ISSN 1463-6786

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Identification Number: 10.1111/j.1467-9957.2012.02325.x


Using unique nationally representative workplace data this paper shows that unionization increased the probability of within-workplace job cuts and the incidence of job security guarantees. As theory predicts, both are more prevalent among market-sector workplaces with higher union density and multi-unionism. In the public sector, levels of unionization affect only job security guarantees, not job cuts. Explanations are developed in terms of union bargaining power and union voice services.

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Additional Information: © 2012 The Authors. The Manchester School © 2012 John Wiley & Sons Ltd and The University of Manchester
Divisions: Centre for Economic Performance
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
Date Deposited: 29 Aug 2012 09:24
Last Modified: 20 Sep 2021 03:43

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