Explaining Leaving Union Membership by the Degree of Labour Market Attachment: Exploring the Case of Germany

Janine Leschke, Kurt Vandaele

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    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.
    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.
    SprogEngelsk
    TidsskriftEconomic and Industrial Democracy
    Vol/bind39
    Udgave nummer1
    Sider64-86
    Antal sider23
    ISSN0143-831X
    DOI
    StatusUdgivet - feb. 2018

    Bibliografisk note

    Published online: September 16, 2015

    Emneord

    • Germany
    • Labour market attachment
    • Non-standard employment
    • Trade union membership
    • Union membership outflow

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