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Unfolding the growing confidence in Latin American unions: a longitudinal analysis
Titolo Rivista: ARGOMENTI 
Autori/Curatori: Lorenzo Frangi, Vincenzo Memoli 
Anno di pubblicazione:  2013 Fascicolo: 38 Lingua: Italiano 
Numero pagine:  22 P. 25-46 Dimensione file:  670 KB
DOI:  10.3280/ARG2013-038002
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The relevance of unions in labour dynamics has been widely explored. However, little attention has been given to the relationship between society, broadly considered, and unions. Drawing on this perspective, this paper offers a longitudinal analysis (2004-2009) of the social confidence in unions in 17 Latin American (LA) countries. Despite the different union specificities in these countries, we focus on the most important common aspects of these unions, through a historical lens. This analysis allows us to develop some hypotheses about the tenets of the growing level of confidence in unions. We test them through a double-level empirical regression model based on Latin Barometer surveys and national economic indicators. The economic perception and the political and trustful orientations of the citizens play an important role in their confidence orientation towards unions.

La rilevanza dei sindacati nelle dinamiche del lavoro è un ambito di studio ampiamente esplorato. Scarsa attenzione è stata invece riservata al rapporto tra società, considerata in senso ampio, e sindacati. Il presente lavoro analizza quindi la fiducia sociale nel sindacato in diciassette paesi dell’America Latina in prospettiva longitudinale (2004-2009). Anche se i sindacati presentano delle caratteristiche proprie in ogni nazione, l’attenzione è rivolta ai loro molti aspetti comuni, evidenziati attraverso una prospettiva storica. Tale approccio consente di strutturare una serie di ipotesi in merito alla determinanti della crescente fiducia sociale nei sindacati. Tali ipotesi sono successivamente testate attraverso un modello di regressione logistica a due livelli, sviluppato a partire dai dati del "Latinobarometro" e della Banca Mondiale. I principali risultati evidenziano che la percezione che i cittadini hanno dell’economia, i loro orientamenti politici, nonché la loro fiducia negli altri (trust) svolgono un ruolo importante nel loro orientamento (confidence) verso i sindacati.
Keywords: Sindacato, fiducia sociale, fiducia istituzionale, America Latina, latinobarometro
Jel Code: J51, J59.

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