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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: Union Decline in Britain
Authors: Blanchflower, David
Bryson, Alex
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Citation: Blanchflower D & Bryson A (2008) Union Decline in Britain. CEP Discussion Paper, 864. Centre for Economic Performance (CEP).
Keywords: trade unions
employment growth
financial performance
industrial relations
Issue Date: Apr-2008
Publisher: Centre for Economic Performance (CEP)
Series/Report no.: CEP Discussion Paper, 864
Abstract: This paper investigates the demise of unionisation in British private sector workplaces over the last quarter century. We show that dramatic union decline has occurred across all types of workplace. Although the union wage premium persists it is quite small in 2004. Negative union effects on employment growth and financial performance are largely confined to the 1980s. Managerial perceptions of the climate of relations between managers and workers has deteriorated since the early 1980s across the whole private sector, whether the workplace is unionised or not.
Type: Working or Discussion Paper
Rights: Publisher allows this work to be made available in this repository. Published as Centre for Economic Performance Discussion Paper No.864, April 2008 URL: ISSN: 2042-2659
Affiliation: Economics
Policy Studies Institute and Centre for Economic Performance

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