Trade Unions and Training Practices in British Workplaces

Posted: 4 Feb 1999

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Francis Green

University of Kent - Department of Economics

Stephen J. Machin

London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Centre for Economic Performance (CEP); London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Economics

Abstract

The authors use British establishment-level data from the 1991 Employers' Manpower and Skills Practices Survey (EMSPS) and individual-level data from the Autumn 1993 Quarterly Labor Force Survey (QLFS) to investigate the links between training provision and workplace unionization. Both the probability of receiving training and the amount of training received are found to have been substantially higher in unionized than in non-union workplaces. The authors view these results as showing that trade unions can play an important role in developing and boosting skill formation in Britain.

JEL Classification: J24, J51

Suggested Citation

Green, Francis and Machin, Stephen J., Trade Unions and Training Practices in British Workplaces. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=137520

Francis Green

University of Kent - Department of Economics ( email )

Keynes College
Kent, CT2 7NP
United Kingdom

HOME PAGE: http://www.kent.ac.uk/economics/staff/gfg/

Stephen J. Machin (Contact Author)

London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Centre for Economic Performance (CEP) ( email )

Houghton Street
London WC2A 2AE
United Kingdom

London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Economics ( email )

Houghton Street
London WC2A 2AE
United Kingdom

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