Heterogeneity in Union Status and Employee Well-Being

35 Pages Posted: 22 Dec 2012

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Getinet A. Haile

Policy Studies Institute (PSI); IZA Institute of Labor Economics; University of Mannheim

Alex Bryson

UCL; National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR)

Michael R. White

University of Westminster - Policy Studies Institute

Abstract

This paper examines if workplace and co-worker union status affect employee wellbeing. In contrast to the literature focusing on links between one’s own membership status and wellbeing, we focus principally on non-union employees. We find that being in a union workplace and having union co-workers affect the job satisfaction of non-union employees negatively. No such a link is found with respect to job-related anxiety.

Keywords: trade union, well-being, linked employer-employee data, Britain

JEL Classification: J5, J51, J28, J82

Suggested Citation

Haile, Getinet Astatike and Bryson, Alex and White, Michael R., Heterogeneity in Union Status and Employee Well-Being. IZA Discussion Paper No. 7075. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2192771

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