"Trade Unions and the Welfare of Rural-Urban Migrant Workers in China"

Citation:

Meng X, Booth A, Freeman RB, Zhang J. "Trade Unions and the Welfare of Rural-Urban Migrant Workers in China". Industrial and Labor Relations Review. . Forthcoming.

Abstract:

Using a panel survey, we investigate how the welfare of rural-urban migrant workers in China is affected by trade union presence at the workplace. Controlling for individual fixed-effects, we find the following. Relative to workers from workplaces without union presence or with inactive unions, both union-covered non-members and union members in workplaces with active unions earn higher monthly income, are more likely to have a written contract, be covered by social insurances, receive fringe benefits, express work-related grievances through official channels, feel more satisfied with their lives, and are less likely to have mental health problems.

Last updated on 11/30/2020