The UK Labour Market: Comparative Aspects and Institutional Developments

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Ray Barrell
Cambridge University Press, Mar 10, 1994 - Business & Economics - 272 pages
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The behavior of the labor market is widely seen as the cause of the UK's poor macroeconomic performance over the past thirty years. The functioning of the labor market is addressed in this book by an international group of economists. They assemble micro- and macroeconomic evidence on the UK, the US, France and Germany, and discuss whether the UK labor market is different, and also if it has changed over time.
 

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Contents

A comparative analysis of the UK labour market
15
Did the Thatcher reforms change British labour market performance?
51
Is the UK rise in inequality different?
93
Transformation of British industrial relations? Institutions conduct and outcomes 19801990
126
Low pay and minimum wage protection in Britain and the EC
158
Direct and indirect effects of active labour market policies in OECD countries
183
Structural differences in European labour markets
214
The UK labour market micro rigidities and macro obstructions
258
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