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The Labour Market in Winter: The State of Working Britain

Paul Gregg and Jonathan Wadsworth


This book provides an overview of the key issues concerning the performance of the labour market, and the policy issues surrounding it, with a focus on the recent recession and its aftermath. The book contains assessments of the effects of many policies introduced over the last ten years in employment, education, and welfare. The result is a comprehensive analysis of the economic downturn and the Labour government's record in the field of employment, spanning its time in office.

Keywords: labour market, policy issues, employment, education, welfare, economic downturn, Labour government, full employment

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199587377
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199587377.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Paul Gregg, editor
Professor of Economics, University of Bristol and Centre for Economic Performance at the London School of Economics

Jonathan Wadsworth, editor
Professor of Economics, Royal Holloway College, University of London; Centre for Economic Performance at the London School of Economics, CREAM UCL and IZA Bonn

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Paul Gregg, and Jonathan Wadsworth

Part I Employment and Unemployment

2 Unemployment and Inactivity

Paul Gregg and Jonathan Wadsworth

3 The Labour Market for Young People

Antoine Goujard, Barbara Petrongolo and John Van Reenen

4 The Baby-Boomers at 50

Richard Disney, Anita Ratcliffe and Sarah Smith

5 Workless Households

Paul Gregg and Jonathan Wadsworth

6 Immigration in the UK

Stephen Nickell and Jumana Saleheen

7 Job Tenure and Job Turnover

Giulia Faggio, Paul Gregg and Jonathan Wadsworth

Part II Job Quality

Part III Inequality

12 Gender and the Labour Market

Joanna K. Swaffield

13 Recent Developments in Intergenerational Mobility

Jo Blanden and Lindsey Macmillan

15 Ethnicity and Second Generation Immigrants

Christian Dustmann, Tommaso Frattini and Nikolaos Theodoropoulos

17 Trade Unions

Alex Bryson and John Forth1

18 Public and Private Sector Labour Markets

Peter Dolton and Gerry Makepeace

19 The Regional Labour Market in the UK

Peter Dolton, Chiara Rosazza-Bondibene and Jonathan Wadsworth

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