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Family, place and the intergenerational transmission of union membership

Bryson, Alex and Davies, Rhys ORCID: 2019. Family, place and the intergenerational transmission of union membership. British Journal of Industrial Relations 57 (3) , pp. 624-650. 10.1111/bjir.12435

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This article examines the importance of family, gender and place to the intergenerational transmission of trade union membership. Using data from the British Household Panel Survey, we show that union membership among parents influences the union joining behaviour of young workers. These effects are particularly apparent among daughters and where both parents are members of unions. The effects of parental membership are also stronger among those born in areas characterized by relatively high levels of union density. Parental effects are therefore important to our understanding of the persistence of regional variations in levels of trade union membership.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Social Sciences (Includes Criminology and Education)
Wales Institute of Social & Economic Research, Data & Methods (WISERD)
Additional Information: This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Publisher: Wiley
ISSN: 0007-1080
Funders: ESRC
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 13 September 2018
Date of Acceptance: 21 August 2018
Last Modified: 05 May 2023 23:24

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