What are the prospects for the British labor market at the start of the new century? Over the past thirty years, Britain has experienced a series of profound changes, which affect the way we live and work. Never before has an attempt been made to give a thorough overview and analysis of the main events that have shaped the labor market in this country, and to summarize the prospects for the future. Covering topics ranging from unemployment, poverty and low pay to the rise of women and expansion of part-time work in the labor market, this volume evaluates the trends that are shaping the way people work today.
|Publisher:||Manchester University Press|
|Product dimensions:||6.15(w) x 9.17(h) x 0.87(d)|
About the Author
Paul Gregg is Programme Director at the Centre for Economic Performance at the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Jonathan Wadsworth is Lecturer at Royal Holloway Colllege, University of London.
Table of Contents
|List of figures||vi|
|List of tables||ix|
|List of contributors||xvi|
|1||Unemployment in Britain||7|
|2||Has Britain solved the 'regional problem'?||29|
|4||Why have older men stopped working?||58|
|5||The rise of the workless household||75|
|6||Working 9 to 5?||90|
|7||Job tenure, 1975-98||109|
|8||Training the workers||127|
|9||Education, training and the youth labour market||147|
|10||Gender and the labour market||168|
|11||Wage inequality in the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s||185|
|12||Wage mobility in Great Britain||206|
|13||Low pay in Britain||225|
|14||The cost of job loss||249|
|15||Poverty in Britain||259|