Grimes, Paul Francis Michael
This thesis is an econometric investigation of what determines an individual's
probability of union membership.
Following Olson (1965) it is argued that unions are fundamentally
collective organisations that seek to advance collective goals. Therefore, it is
stressed that union membership needs to be understood as a collective action
problem in which individuals have an incentive to free ride the collective benefits
The empirical analysis commences with the estimation of a...[Show more]
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