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The Labour Market in Winter: the state of working Britain

Labour Market in Winter

Edited by Paul Gregg & Jonathan Wadsworth

Guest Speaker - Ed Balls

Date: Wednesday 11 May 2011
Time: 7.15pm for 7.30pm

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Oxford University Press (January 2011)
234x156, 336pp, 100 figs, 60 tables
ISBN 978-0-19-958737-7
£30.00 / $55.00

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Overview: This collection of essays – by leading economic experts on the UK labour market – provides an overview of the key issues concerning the performance of the labour market, and the policy issues surrounding it, with a focus on the recent recession and its aftermath. The result is the first comprehensive analysis of the economic downturn and the Labour government's record in the fields of employment, education, and welfare.

The result is the first serious comprehensive analysis of the economic downturn and the Labour government's record in the field of employment, spanning its time in office. An indispensable reference source on contemporary labour market developments in the UK, this book will be required reading, and of lasting use, to academics, students, practitioners, and policy makers.

About the Authors:

Professor Paul Gregg and Professor Jonathan Wadsworth are both senior research fellows in LSE's Centre for Economic Performance's labour markets programme.