The paper examines whether gender dynamics contributed to the decline of unions. To this end, it reviews different strands of the literature and conducts empirical analyses using data from WERS. The results obtained confirm that men have been deserting unions and that there is an inverse link between membership and the share of women in the workplace. The paper ponders if better management of gender relations may contribute to unions' renewal.
Haile, G. (2017). Union Decline in Britain: Does Gender Have Anything to Do with It. Scottish Journal of Political Economy, 64(1), 25-49. doi:10.1111/sjpe.12116