TRADE-UNION MEMBERSHIP CONCENTRATION, 1892-1987 - DEVELOPMENT AND CAUSATION
UNSPECIFIED. (1993) TRADE-UNION MEMBERSHIP CONCENTRATION, 1892-1987 - DEVELOPMENT AND CAUSATION. BRITISH JOURNAL OF INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS, 31 (3). pp. 433-457. ISSN 0007-1080Full text not available from this repository.
Existing studies of British trade union membership concentration have used the variance of logs and concentration ratio measures to show a tendency towards increasing concentration. This paper proposes the Herfindahl index as a more appropriate measure. The annual variation in concentration is analysed by means of the Herfindahl index and shows some fluctuation, particularly prior to 1947. Divergent trends are also shown for manual and white-collar membership concentration. An explanation of the aggregate trend and of these different occupational trends is advanced in terms of bargaining structure and the development of general unionism.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor|
|Journal or Publication Title:||BRITISH JOURNAL OF INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS|
|Publisher:||BLACKWELL PUBL LTD|
|Official Date:||September 1993|
|Number of Pages:||25|
|Page Range:||pp. 433-457|
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