Unions and the Employment Growth: Panel Data Evidence
Industrial Relations, Vol. 39, Issue 1, January 2000
Posted: 20 Jul 2001
This study adds to the small empirical literature on the impact unions have on employment growth using data from Australia. Unlike previous studies, the data used are from a panel of firms surveyed at two points in time rather than a single cross section. The results indicate a negative union effect on employment in private-sector firms of about 2.5 percent per annum that, despite the very different institutional framework that prevails in Australia, is consistent with results obtained with North American data.
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