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Political attitude and trade union membership in the Nordic countries

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Do political attitudes influence the likelihood of employees being members of a trade union, and to what extent is this the case in the Nordic countries with their high aggregate levels of membership? In this article, I address these questions using European Social Survey data from 2012. The results show that left-wing political attitudes have the most impact on the likelihood of trade union membership in Sweden and to a lesser extent in Denmark. In Norway and Finland, there is no statistically significant impact. I argue that the impact of left-wing political attitudes on unionization in Sweden and Denmark reflects a conception among employees that trade unions are normative organizations.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
Artikelnummer0
TidsskriftEuropean Journal of Industrial Relations
Vol/bind23
Udgave nummer4
Sider (fra-til)381-395
ISSN0959-6801
StatusUdgivet - 2017

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