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Irish unity as a path to equality in wages

Irish unity as a path to equality in wages PurposeAfter 20 years of social partnership in Ireland, this study aims to use a national survey of firms and employees to examine the extent of the wage gap between union and non-union workers in the private sector and to compare the degree of wage inequality in union and non-union firms and among union and non-union employees.Design/methodology/approachThis study is based on Ireland’s National Employment Survey carried out by the Central Statistics Office in October 2008, for which almost 5,000 enterprises responded.FindingsOver time, the earnings premium enjoyed by unionized workers has declined.Originality/valueThis paper provides employer/employee matched data from a robust national level survey together with measures of union membership, earnings, individual and employment characteristics. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Human Resource Managementinternational Digest Emerald Publishing

Irish unity as a path to equality in wages

Human Resource Managementinternational Digest , Volume 25 (1): 3 – Jan 9, 2017

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Emerald Publishing
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Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
ISSN
0967-0734
DOI
10.1108/HRMID-10-2016-0137
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Abstract

PurposeAfter 20 years of social partnership in Ireland, this study aims to use a national survey of firms and employees to examine the extent of the wage gap between union and non-union workers in the private sector and to compare the degree of wage inequality in union and non-union firms and among union and non-union employees.Design/methodology/approachThis study is based on Ireland’s National Employment Survey carried out by the Central Statistics Office in October 2008, for which almost 5,000 enterprises responded.FindingsOver time, the earnings premium enjoyed by unionized workers has declined.Originality/valueThis paper provides employer/employee matched data from a robust national level survey together with measures of union membership, earnings, individual and employment characteristics.

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Human Resource Managementinternational DigestEmerald Publishing

Published: Jan 9, 2017

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