How Labor Unions Increase Political Knowledge: Evidence from the United States

@article{Macdonald2019HowLU,
  title={How Labor Unions Increase Political Knowledge: Evidence from the United States},
  author={D. Macdonald},
  journal={Political Behavior},
  year={2019},
  volume={43},
  pages={1-24}
}
  • D. Macdonald
  • Published 2019
  • Political Science
  • Political Behavior
  • Labor unions have long been important political actors, mobilizing voters, shaping their members’ attitudes, and influencing representation and economic inequality. However, little is known regarding unions’ influence on political knowledge. In this paper, I argue that unions increase their members’ political knowledge through two mechanisms: direct information provision and workplace discussion of politics. I use data from recent national election surveys and a matching technique, showing that… CONTINUE READING
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