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Wage Inflexibility in Britain

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  • Carruth, Alan
  • Oswald, Andrew

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This paper studies wage inflexibility in Britain. It examines various kinds of microeconomic data on move ments in real pay and uses aggregate data to estimate real consumptio n earnings and real product wage rate equations. The paper's first ma in point is that the unemployment elasticity of real wages is small ( a little under A 0.1), and that it rises or falls with the unemployme nt rate, depending on the wage series to be explained. The second is that profits enter positively and significantly into real wage and ea rnings equations (with an elasticity of approximately 0.05). Copyright 1987 by Blackwell Publishing Ltd

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Article provided by Department of Economics, University of Oxford in its journal Oxford Bulletin of Economics & Statistics.

Volume (Year): 49 (1987)
Issue (Month): 1 (February)
Pages: 59-78

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Handle: RePEc:bla:obuest:v:49:y:1987:i:1:p:59-78

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  1. Robert Anderton & Ray Barrell, 1995. "The ERM and structural change in European labour markets: A study of 10 countries," Review of World Economics (Weltwirtschaftliches Archiv), Springer, vol. 131(1), pages 47-66, March.
  2. Geeta G. Kingdon & John B. Knight, 1999. "Unemployment and wages in South Africa: A spatial approach," CSAE Working Paper Series 1999-12, Centre for the Study of African Economies, University of Oxford.
  3. Blanchflower, D. & Oswald, A. & Garrett, M., 1988. "Insider Power In Wage Determination," Papers 319, London School of Economics - Centre for Labour Economics.
  4. Geeta Kingdon & John Knight, 2005. "How Flexible are Wages in Response to Local Unemployment in South Africa?," Economics Series Working Papers GPRG-WPS-015, University of Oxford, Department of Economics.
  5. Kees Folmer, 2009. "Why do macro wage elasticities diverge? A meta analysis," CPB Discussion Paper 122, CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis.
  6. Kees Folmer, 2009. "Why do macro wage elasticities diverge?," CPB Memorandum 224, CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis.

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