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Job Creation and Job Destruction in Britain: 1980-90

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  • Blanchflower, David
  • Burgess, Simon

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This paper characterizes the processes of job creation and job destruction (JC&D) in Britain, and provides more `stylized facts' to hold up against models of JC&D. The analysis is based on three large cross-sections of continuing plants in Britain. The issues examined include the diversity of employment growth rates and the correspondingly substantial JC&D rates. We show that both job creation and destruction are extremely concentrated. The top decile of job creators seem to be made up of large firms growing moderately and medium-sized firms growing rapidly.

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Paper provided by C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers in its series CEPR Discussion Papers with number 912.

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Date of creation: Feb 1994
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Handle: RePEc:cpr:ceprdp:912

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Keywords: Growth of Firms; Job Creation; Job Destruction; Reallocation;

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  1. Raphael Bergoeing & Facundo Piguillem, 2003. "Innovaciones en productividad y dinámica de plantas," Revista de Analisis Economico – Economic Analysis Review, Ilades-Georgetown University, Universidad Alberto Hurtado/School of Economics and Bussines, vol. 18(2), pages 3-32, December.
  2. Stephen Roper, 2004. "Job Creation and Destruction in Northern Ireland - 1973-1993," The Economic and Social Review, Economic and Social Studies, vol. 35(2), pages 183–218.

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