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Strikes and local politics

Molinder, Jakob LU ; Enflo, Kerstin LU and Karlsson, Tobias LU (2018) In VOXEU
Abstract
Conflicts in the labour market are detrimental to economic growth and welfare. Sweden was among the countries with the highest incidents of industrial disputes in the 1920s, but experienced declining levels from the 1930s onward. Using Swedish data from 1919 to 1938, this column shows that towns with both powerful unions and strong Social Democratic presence experienced labour market peace. The results point toward the importance of labour market peace for strategic political reasons, rather than to politicians offering tangible concessions via municipal governmental power.
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strikes, power resource theory, Sweden, labor unions, industrial conflicts
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VOXEU
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Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)
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From Sundsvall to Saltsjöbaden: A regional perspective on strikes at the Swedish labor market
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English
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9070ef65-5453-4517-b06f-9090054d00d4
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https://voxeu.org/article/strikes-and-local-politics
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2018-12-14 09:28:30
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  abstract     = {Conflicts in the labour market are detrimental to economic growth and welfare. Sweden was among the countries with the highest incidents of industrial disputes in the 1920s, but experienced declining levels from the 1930s onward. Using Swedish data from 1919 to 1938, this column shows that towns with both powerful unions and strong Social Democratic presence experienced labour market peace. The results point toward the importance of labour market peace for strategic political reasons, rather than to politicians offering tangible concessions via municipal governmental power.},
  author       = {Molinder, Jakob and Enflo, Kerstin and Karlsson, Tobias},
  language     = {eng},
  month        = {09},
  publisher    = {Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)},
  series       = {VOXEU},
  title        = {Strikes and local politics},
  url          = {https://voxeu.org/article/strikes-and-local-politics},
  year         = {2018},
}