The State of Working Britain

The State of Working Britain

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ISBN-13: 9780719056475
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Publication date: 02/28/2000
Pages: 304
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 figuresvi
List of tablesix
Forewordxiii
List of contributorsxvi
Acknowledgmentsxviii
Introduction1
1Unemployment in Britain7
2Has Britain solved the 'regional problem'?29
3Economic inactivity47
4Why have older men stopped working?58
5The rise of the workless household75
6Working 9 to 5?90
7Job tenure, 1975-98109
8Training the workers127
9Education, training and the youth labour market147
10Gender and the labour market168
11Wage inequality in the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s185
12Wage mobility in Great Britain206
13Low pay in Britain225
14The cost of job loss249
15Poverty in Britain259
Index276

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