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Union Centralization Among Advanced Industrial Societies: An Empirical Study of Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Countries, 1950-2000 (ICPSR 4541) RSS

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The purpose of this study was to collect and code data on union organizations, employers, and labor market institutions in Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries in the postwar era. The data include information on union membership, density, and concentration, as well as on the centralization of bargaining in 20 OECD nations between 1950 and 2000. Countries included are Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United States, the United Kingdom, and New Zealand. The file includes information about confederal and governmental involvement in wage-setting and union concentrations, as well as authority data and affiliate authority data about union associations and employer associations. Other key variables include adjusted and unadjusted coverage rate, total union density, net union density, and names of union members.

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Golden, Miriam, Michael Wallerstein, and Peter Lange. Union Centralization Among Advanced Industrial Societies: An Empirical Study of Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Countries, 1950-2000. ICPSR04541-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2006-08-30. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR04541.v1

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Funding

This study was funded by:

  • National Science Foundation (SES-9309391, SES-9108485, SES-9110228, SBR-9309414)
  • University of California-Los Angeles. Academic Senate
  • University of California-Los Angeles. Institute of Industrial Relations
  • University of California-Los Angeles. Center for International Business Education and Research
  • University of California-Los Angeles. International Studies and Overseas Programs
  • University of California. Center for German and European Studies
  • University of California. Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation
  • University of California. Institute for Research on Labor and Employment

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   employers, industrial nations, International Labour Organization, labor contracts, labor cost, labor markets, labor relations, labor unions, post-World War II period, union membership, unionization

Geographic Coverage:   Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United States, United Kingdom, Global

Time Period:  

  • 1950--2000

Date of Collection:  

  • 1991--2006

Unit of Observation:   country and year

Universe:   Union organizations, employers, and labor market institutions in OECD countries.

Data Types:   aggregate data, and survey data, administrative records data

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