THE DETERMINANTS OF TRADE UNION MEMBERSHIP GROWTH IN MALAYSIA

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  • Fatimah Said Department of Applied Economics, Faculty of Economics and Administration, University of Malaya, Jalan Lembah Pantai, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (e-mail: g2timah@umcsd.um. edu.my)
  • Roza Hazli Zakaria Department of Analytical Economics, Faculty of Economics and Administration, University of Malaya, Jalan Lembah Pantai, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Saad Mohd. Said Department of Applied Economics, Faculty of Economics and Administration, University of Malaya, Jalan Lembah Pantai, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Abstract

A new model of trade union membership growth in Malaysia for the period 1970-2000 is proposed. In the model we incorporate not only the economic factors but also the political factors as the explanatory variables. We find that increases in prices, rate of growth of gross domestic products and union density enhance union growth, while future increases in the unemployment rate and unfavorable political climate tend to inhibit membership growth.

JEL classification: J5

Key words: Trade union growth, Labor economics, Industrial relations

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Said, F., Zakaria, R. H., & Said, S. M. (2013). THE DETERMINANTS OF TRADE UNION MEMBERSHIP GROWTH IN MALAYSIA. International Journal of Economics, Management and Accounting, 10(2). Retrieved from https://journals.iium.edu.my/enmjournal/index.php/enmj/article/view/80

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