Heterogeneity in Union Status and Employee Wellbeing

34 Pages Posted: 9 Jan 2013

See all articles by Getinet A. Haile

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

Date Written: January 8, 2013

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, job-related anxiety, job satisfaction, linked employer-employee data

JEL Classification: J5, J51, J28, J82

Suggested Citation

Haile, Getinet Astatike and Bryson, Alex and White, Michael R., Heterogeneity in Union Status and Employee Wellbeing (January 8, 2013). Nottingham University Business School Research Paper No. 2013-01, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2197719

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