Readership: Academics and students in economics, especially those interested in the development of the UK labour market. Policy makers, central government, local government, and think tanks.
Edited by Paul Gregg, Professor of Economics, University of Bristol and Centre for Economic Performance at the London School of Economics, and Jonathan Wadsworth, Professor of Economics, Royal Holloway College, University of London; Centre for Economic Performance at the London School of Economics, CREAM UCL and IZA Bonn
"these findings are interesting ... the chapter summaries are usually clear and succinct." - Declan Trott, The Economic Record
IntroductionPaul Gregg and Jonathan Wadsworth:
Employment and Unemployment
1: Paul Gregg and Jonathan Wadsworth: The Labour Market in Winter - the 2008-2009 Recession
2: Paul Gregg and Jonathan Wadsworth: Unemployment and Inactivity
3: Antoine Goujard, Barbara Petrongolo and John Van Reenen: The Labour Market for Young People
4: Richard Disney, Anita Ratcliffe and Sarah Smith: The Baby-Boomers at 50: Employment Prospects for Older Workers
5: Paul Gregg and Jonathan Wadsworth: Workless Households
6: Stephen Nickell and Jumana Saleheen: Immigration in the UK
7: Paul Gregg, Giulia Faggio and Jonathan Wadsworth: Job Tenure and Job Turnover
8: Francis Green: Job Quality in Britain under the Labour Government
9: Andrew E. Clark: Worker Well-Being in Booms and Busts
10: Jane Waldfogel: Family Friendly Policies
11: Stephen Machin: Changes in UK Wage Inequality over the Last Forty Years
12: Joanna K. Swaffield: Gender and the Labour Market
13: Jo Blanden and Lindsey Macmillan: Recent Developments in Intergenerational Mobility
14: Sandra McNally: Have Reforms to the School System Improved Educational Outcomes?
15: Christian Dustmann, Tommaso Frattini, Nikolaos Theodoropoulos: Ethnicity and Second Generation Immigrants
16: Richard Dickens: Child Poverty in Britain. Did Work Work?
17: Alex Bryson and John Forth: Trade Unions
18: Peter Dolton and Gerry Makepeace: Public and Private Sector Labour Markets
19: Peter Dolton, Chiara Rosazza-Bondibene and Jonathan Wadsworth: The Regional Labour Market in the UK