volume 36, issue 1, P92-110 2020
DOI: 10.1111/socf.12663
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Jasmine Kerrissey, Tiamba Wilkerson, Nathan Meyers

Abstract: Public sector employees are highly engaged in civic and political life, from voting to volunteering. Scholars have theorized that this political activity stems from “public service motivation,” or the selection of publicly oriented individuals into public work. We build on this work by analyzing the role of public sector unions in shaping participation. Unions are central mobilizing organizations in political life, and one in three public sector workers are unionized. Special supplements of the Current Populat…

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