Institutional Explanations of Union Strength: An Assessment
2003 (English)In: Politics & Society, ISSN 0032-3292, E-ISSN 1552-7514, Vol. 31, no 4, 609-635 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
In this article the author shows how earlier institutional explanations of union strength are theoretically and methodologically flawed. At odds with earlier research, the author argues that two institutional properties – the degree of centralization in the bargaining system and the workplace access of the union movement - will interactively influence the unionization process. The results of empirical tests speak in favor of the stated hypothesis. The combination of centralized bargaining and workplace access does not only positively influence the aggregate density levels but also cushions the effects of industrial, occupational, and demographic factors on the probability of being a union member.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2003. Vol. 31, no 4, 609-635 p.
Unionization, Institutions, Centralization, Workplace Access, Industrial Relations
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-91135DOI: 10.1177/0032329203256955OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-91135DiVA: diva2:163747