Trade unions and training practices in British workplaces

Green, Francis and Machin, Stephen and Wilkinson, D. (1999) Trade unions and training practices in British workplaces. Industrial & Labor Relations Review, 52 (2). pp. 179-195. ISSN 0019-7939. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

The authors use British establishment-level data from the 1991 Employers' Manpower and Skills Practices Survey (EMSPS) and individual-level data from the Autumn 1993 Quarterly Labour Force Survey (QLFS) to investigate the links between training provision and workplace unionization. Both the probability of receiving training and the amount of training received are found to have been substantially higher in unionized than in nonunion workplaces. The authors view these results as showing that trade unions can play an important role in developing and boosting skill formation in Britain.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Economics
Depositing User: I.T. Ekpo
Date Deposited: 09 Apr 1914 23:43
Last Modified: 21 May 2014 09:45
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/16820 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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