unions, closure, employment growth, comparative, system-GMM

Publication date: 5 Mar 2009 | Publication type: Conference and seminar output | Theme: Employment & Social policy | Authors: Bryson, A | External authors: Dale-Olsen, H. | JEL classification: J51
Using linked private sector employer-employee panel data for Britain and Norway we explore the effects of unionization on workplace closure and employment growth over the period 1997-2004. Unions prolonged the life of low-wage workplaces in Britain, whereas Norwegian unions increased (reduced)...