Findings from University of Witwatersrand in Economic Research Reported
2012 APR 27 - (VerticalNews.com) -- "This paper investigates the gender difference in trade union membership among African men and women in South Africa," investigators in Johannesburg, South Africa report.
"Using labour force survey data for 2001 and 2007, we show that at least two thirds of the gender gap is explained by differences in union-related characteristics. When compared with gender differences in personal, household- and job-related characteristics, disparities in job characteristics account for a larger proportion of the gender gap," wrote M. Ntuli and colleagues, University of Witwatersrand.
The researchers concluded: "These findings imply that women would have had higher unionisation rates than men if they possessed male endowments of union-related characteristics, especially access to unionised jobs."
Ntuli and colleagues published their study in South African Journal of Economics (Investigating The Gender Gap In South African Trade Union Membership: A Decomposition Analysis. South African Journal of Economics, 2012;80(1):42-61).
For additional information, contact M. Ntuli, University of Witwatersrand, Sch Econ & Business Sci, ZA-2050 Johannesburg, South Africa.
The publisher of the South African Journal of Economics can be contacted at: Wiley-Blackwell, Commerce Place, 350 Main St, Malden 02148, MA, USA.
Keywords: City:Johannesburg, Country:South Africa, Region:Africa, Economic Research
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