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Labor Unions and the Community: Union Membership and Charitable Giving in the United States

Booth, J, Lup, D and Williams, MT (2016) Labor Unions and the Community: Union Membership and Charitable Giving in the United States Industrial and Labor Relations Review.

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Abstract

Using panel data for the United States 2001 – 2011, the authors examine general differences in charitable giving between union members, free-riders, and the non-unionized. Results indicate that union members are more likely to give and to give more to charity relative to the non-unionized, whereas free-riders are the least generous. Similar effects are found when examining joining a union or becoming a free-rider: joining a union positively affects charitable giving, while moving into free-riding makes individuals' behavior less charitable. Evidence also suggests that the positive effect of union membership on giving does not diminish over time. Taken together, these results provide new solid evidence that union membership generates civic engagement in the form of charitable behavior, but also suggest the need to further investigate the civic behavior of free-riders.

Item Type: Article
Subjects : Surrey Business School
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Surrey Business School
Authors :
AuthorsEmailORCID
Booth, JUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Lup, DUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Williams, MTUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date : 25 December 2016
Copyright Disclaimer : © 2016 Cornell University
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 17 May 2016 13:50
Last Modified : 13 Jul 2016 17:09
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/810643

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