Recent trends in trade union membership in Ireland
Citation:Walsh, Frank; Strobl, Eric. 'Recent trends in trade union membership in Ireland'. - Economic & Social Review, Vol. 40, no. 1, Spring, 2009, pp. 117?138, Dublin: Economic & Social Research Institute
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Using micro data from the Quarterly National Household Survey we look at trends in Irish union membership from 2001-2006. There was a steep decline in union density. Decomposition analysis suggests that most of the decline is associated with a decline in the underlying probability of becoming a member for different groups of workers rather than a change in composition.
Description:Paper delivered at the Twenty-Second Annual Conference of the Irish Economic Association, Westport, Co. Mayo, 25-27 April, 2008
Publisher:Economic & Social Research Institute
Type of material:Journal Article
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