International Migration, Deindustrialization and Union Decline in 16 Affluent OECD Countries, 1962-1997

  title={International Migration, Deindustrialization and Union Decline in 16 Affluent OECD Countries, 1962-1997},
  author={Cheol-Sung Lee},
  journal={Social Forces},
  pages={71 - 88}
This article, using unbalanced panel data on 16 affluent OECD countries, tests the effects of diverse aspects of globalization and deindustrialization on unionization trends. In contrast to the recent studies focusing on the conditional role of labor market institutions, this study underlines the role of two structural factors in transforming occupational structures and ethnic composition of labor force: deindustrialization and international labor mobility across borders. The results lend… 

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