Trade union membership in Australia

Lassen, Jeffrey Alan. (1996). Trade union membership in Australia Master's Thesis, School of Economics, The University of Queensland.

       
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Author Lassen, Jeffrey Alan.
Thesis Title Trade union membership in Australia
School, Centre or Institute School of Economics
Institution The University of Queensland
Publication date 1996
Thesis type Master's Thesis
Total pages 72
Language eng
Subjects 1402 Applied Economics
Formatted abstract The propensity of Australian workers to join trade unions is declining. The situation is a serious matter •for trade unions because for the first time in the history of the Australian trade union movement membership growth rates are negative. This study examines the long run and short run influences on trade union, membership using cointegration regression methodology and a vector error correction model. The study's results show that compositional changes in gender and industry employment have the largest long run affect on trade union membership. .The study's results also indicate that the union movement's strategy of union amalgamation is unlikely to arrest the decline, in union membership.

 
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