Unions and the Employment Growth: Panel Data Evidence

Industrial Relations, Vol. 39, Issue 1, January 2000

Posted: 20 Jul 2001

See all articles by Mark Wooden

Mark Wooden

University of Melbourne - Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research; IZA Institute of Labor Economics

Anne Hawke

Flinders University

Abstract

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.

Suggested Citation

Wooden, Mark and Hawke, Anne, Unions and the Employment Growth: Panel Data Evidence. Industrial Relations, Vol. 39, Issue 1, January 2000. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=241808

Mark Wooden (Contact Author)

University of Melbourne - Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research ( email )

Level 5, FBE Building, 111 Barry Street
Parkville, Victoria 3010
Australia

IZA Institute of Labor Economics

P.O. Box 7240
Bonn, D-53072
Germany

Anne Hawke

Flinders University

GPO Box 2100
Adelaide S.A. 5001, SA 5063
Australia

Register to save articles to
your library

Register

Paper statistics

Abstract Views
562
PlumX Metrics