Another interesting angle might be "union solvency."
How the financial status of unions compares to the other two variables.
On 12/1/11 12:47 AM, Thomas Volscho wrote:
> On 12/01/2011 12:20 AM, lbo-talk-request at lbo-talk.org wrote:
>> [lbo-talk] Politics Matter: Changes in Unionization Rates in
>> Rich Countries, 1960-2010
> It is a nice descriptive article but it does not tell us why there were
> changes in unionization rates across these countries. It simply argues
> that national politics matter because of a fuzzy characterization of
> Continental Market Economies, Social Democratic, Liberal Market, and
> Ex-Dictatorships (which is a very interesting one). These nations may
> fall under these types BECAUSE of past and present activities of
> unions. Thus a country that is Social Democratic is so BECAUSE of that
> country's history of union political struggles. But the article gives a
> good picture of countries differ and where labor has been the winner and
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