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A picture of job insecurity facing British men

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  • Stephen Nickell
  • Tracy Jones
  • Glenda Quintini

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This paper considers three aspects of the job insecurity facing British men in the last two decades. The probability of becoming unemployed, the costs of unemployment in terms of real wages losses and the probability that the continuously employed will experience substantial real wage losses. The first of these has not risen in the last two decades, the second has risen by around 50 percent and the third has risen, particularly for the top skill groups.

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Paper provided by London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE Library in its series LSE Research Online Documents on Economics with number 20141.

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Length: 36 pages
Date of creation: Nov 2000
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Handle: RePEc:ehl:lserod:20141

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