The Ghent System and Union Membership in Europe, 1970-1996

  title={The Ghent System and Union Membership in Europe, 1970-1996},
  author={Lyle Scruggs},
  journal={Political Research Quarterly},
  pages={275 - 297}
  • L. Scruggs
  • Published 2002
  • Political Science
  • Political Research Quarterly
In recent years, a fundamental basis of union strength, membership desity, has diverged dramatically across Europe. While most countries have witnessed stagnation or decline in unionization rates, a few countries have actually experienced steady gains, and achieved virtually full unioization. This article addresses the impact of one often acknowledged, but underemphasized, explanation for this divergence: differences in the way unemployment insurance is provided. Where unemployment insurance is… Expand

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