Union Centralisation Among Advanced Industrial Societies

Research project

The dataset was compiled by Miriam Golden, Michael Wallerstein and Peter Lange, and contains data on unions, employers, industrial relations and collective bargaining in 20 OECD countries. The dataset has been used by the authors in a number of studies of union relations.

Dataset

Union Centralisation Among Advanced Industrial Societies

Union Centralisation Among Advanced Industrial Societies

Website

Union Centralisation Among Advanced Industrial Societies

Format

Tab delimited, Splus, Stata, R and Excel

Timespan

1950-2000

Coverage

20 countries

Last reviewed

24/11/11

Data types and sources

Expert-coded data based on sources from national statistical offices, international organisations and other research projects.

Data download

Union Centralisation Among Advanced Industrial Societies

Topics

The dataset consists of variables on various aspects of labour relations in industrially advanced societies: unions, employers, industrial relations and collective bargaining.

Geographical coverage

The updated version of the dataset covers 20 OECD countries. Countries included are Austria, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the US, the UK, and New Zealand.

Time coverage and updates

The dataset provides annual data and covers the years 1950-2000, and was last updated in 2009.

Documentation

A codebook with descriptions of how the variables were constructed is provided. The sources the authors have received data from are also listed in the codebook.

Access conditions and cost

Available free of charge.

Access procedures

Predefined table.

Data formats

Tab delimited, Splus, Stata, R and Excel

Comparability and data quality

Not examined.