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    Cyclical and institutional determinants of annual trade union growth and decline in Ireland: evidence from the DUES data series


    Larragy, Joe (1990) Cyclical and institutional determinants of annual trade union growth and decline in Ireland: evidence from the DUES data series. European Sociological Review, 6. pp. 49-72. ISSN 0266-7215

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    Abstract

    Attempts to apply the influential Bain-Elsheikh model to annual trade union growth and decline in Ireland have produced puzzling results. This paper rejects existing interpretations of such results by economists and offers an alternative explanation which is theoretically and empirically more satisfactory. While strong evidence is found that variations in labour market slackness affect opportunity to unionize, there is no evidence that they directly affect employees' or employers' dispositions towards unionization. The paper establishes that the peculiarities of labour market and institutional structure and development in Ireland provide a severe test of models developed on the basis of the experience of the major Western nations.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Cyclical; Institutional; Annual trade union; Ireland; DUES data series;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Applied Social Studies
    Item ID: 8413
    Depositing User: Mr Joe Larragy
    Date Deposited: 04 Jul 2017 17:01
    Journal or Publication Title: European Sociological Review
    Publisher: Oxford University Press
    Refereed: Yes
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