Unions and Employment in Uruguay

Adriana Cassoni, Steven G. Allen and Gaston J. Labadie

in Law and Employment

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print October 2004 | ISBN: 9780226322827
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226322858 | DOI:
Unions and Employment in Uruguay

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For the same establishment or individual with and without union status, does employment adjustment to changes in wages and output vary when the firm is unionized and when it is not? How long does it take to complete the adjustment in these two settings? This chapter examines these issues directly, using evidence from manufacturing industries in Uruguay from 1975 through 1997. Uruguay is well suited for such a study because the economy has gone through a series of regime changes. A military government took over in 1973 and stayed in power through to 1984. During and after this regime, there were significant changes in labor and trade policy that allows for the identification of the impact of these policies on labor demand parameters.

Keywords: employment adjustment; unionization; manufacturing industries; Uruguay; regime change; trade policy

Chapter.  22068 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Company and Commercial Law

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