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Cross-Generation Correlations of Union Status for Young People in Britain

Joanne Blanden and Stephen Machin ()

No 24, Royal Economic Society Annual Conference 2003 from Royal Economic Society

Abstract: In this paper we investigate whether young people whose fathers are union members are themselves more likely to join a union. We find that young people with unionized fathers are twice as likely to be unionized as those with non-union fathers. This association is stronger if the father reported himself as being active in the trade union. These links cannot be accounted for by the common individual or workplace characteristics of children and their parents and they have not decreased as union membership declined over the 1980s and 1990s.

Keywords: young people; union member; union at work; relative risk ratio; intergenerational links (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J13 J51 C25 J62 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Date: 2003-06-04
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