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Employment in the Lean Years: Policy and Prospects for the Next Decade

David Marsden


Over the last fifteen years, the deregulation of Britain's labour market has led to economic growth, employment opportunities, and a more diverse workforce: the ‘fat years’. However, now as Britain faces its lean years with job cuts, rising unemployment, income insecurity, and related social strains, how can and should the government and key labour market policy makers ensure the labour market provides job opportunities and reasonable levels of social justice? The fundamental changes that have occurred in labour market institutions mean that ‘solutions’ of previous decades no longer work. This ... More

Keywords: deregulation, labour market, Britain, economic growth, employment, workforce, fat years, lean years, income insecurity, immigration

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Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199605439
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199605439.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David Marsden, editor
Professor of Industrial Relations, London School of Economics

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