Advanced Search
MyIDEAS: Login to save this paper or follow this series

The British Labour Market in Historical Perspective: Changes in the Structure of Employment and Unemployment

Contents:

Author Info

  • Peter Robinson
Registered author(s):

    Abstract

    The paper uses Department of Employment data, the New Earnings, General Household and Labour Force Surveys and the Census of Population to look at changes in the structure of employment and unemployment in Britain over the post-war period. Trends such as rising female labour force participation and part-time employment have been ongoing for four decades. Other purported trends, e.g. rising temporary employment are not shown in the data at all. Growth in employment is coming solely in professional and managerial occupations, replacing manual and lower paid work for both men and women. The relative labour market position of less well qualified men has not detiorated when considering the whole period 1979-93 and falling aggregate unemployment appears to benefit all groups in the labour market. There has been a trend towards labour market withdrawal due to sickness and early retirement for both men and women. The trends for men are matched in the U.S, Canada and Germany, throwing doubt on the relevance of further education and training initiatives as a means of reversing labour market withdrawal.

    Download Info

    To our knowledge, this item is not available for download. To find whether it is available, there are three options:
    1. Check below under "Related research" whether another version of this item is available online.
    2. Check on the provider's web page whether it is in fact available.
    3. Perform a search for a similarly titled item that would be available.

    Bibliographic Info

    Paper provided by Centre for Economic Performance, LSE in its series CEP Discussion Papers with number dp0202.

    as in new window
    Length:
    Date of creation: Jul 1994
    Date of revision:
    Handle: RePEc:cep:cepdps:dp0202

    Contact details of provider:
    Web page: http://cep.lse.ac.uk/_new/publications/series.asp?prog=CEP

    Related research

    Keywords:

    References

    No references listed on IDEAS
    You can help add them by filling out this form.

    Citations

    Citations are extracted by the CitEc Project, subscribe to its RSS feed for this item.
    as in new window

    Cited by:
    1. Bell, David & Ritchie, Felix, 1998. "Female earnings and gender differentials in Great Britain 1977-1994," Labour Economics, Elsevier, vol. 5(3), pages 331-357, September.

    Lists

    This item is not listed on Wikipedia, on a reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.

    Statistics

    Access and download statistics

    Corrections

    When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:cep:cepdps:dp0202. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: ().

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.

    If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.