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

Published: Aug 30, 2006

Principal Investigator(s):
Miriam Golden, University of California-Los Angeles; Michael Wallerstein, University of California-Los Angeles, Northwestern University, and Yale University; Peter Lange, Duke University

https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR04541.v1

Version V1

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.

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

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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

1950 -- 2000

1991 -- 2006

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

country and year

aggregate data, and survey data

administrative records data

2006-08-30

2006-08-30

Notes

  • Data in this collection are available only to users at ICPSR member institutions.

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