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Explaining leaving union membership by the degree of labour market attachment: Exploring the case of Germany
Economic and Industrial Democracy (2015)
  • Janine Leschke, Copenhagen Business School
  • Kurt Vandaele
Abstract

By particularly stressing the weaker labour market attachment of workers with non-standard contracts, this article contributes to the rather unexplored issue of mainly non-union-related reasons for leaving trade unions. Germany has been selected as a case study because German unions experienced a steady decline in membership, while at the same time non-standard employment arrangements increased considerably and more so than the European average. Using the German Socio-Economic Panel data, the authors construct a labour market attachment variable capturing different degrees of attachment. Their analysis shows the impact of labour market attachment and firm-level characteristics on union leaving and points especially to important differences across gender.

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Publication Date
2015
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Janine Leschke and Kurt Vandaele. "Explaining leaving union membership by the degree of labour market attachment: Exploring the case of Germany" Economic and Industrial Democracy (2015)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/kurt_vandaele/123/