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

Published: May 16, 2018 View help for published

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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.v2

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  • V2 [2018-05-16]
  • V1 [2006-08-30] unpublished

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], 2018-05-16. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR04541.v2

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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

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Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research
1950 -- 2000
1991 -- 2006

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

country and year
administrative records data, aggregate data, survey data

2006-08-30

2018-05-16

2018-05-16 The collection has been updated to include new data files.

2018-02-15 The citation of this study may have changed due to the new version control system that has been implemented. The previous citation was:
  • 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-v2. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2018-05-16. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR04541.v2

2006-08-30 ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection:

  • Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.

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

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