Centre for Economic Performance (CEP)

The Labour Market in Winter -
The State of Working Britain

Edited by Paul Gregg and Jonathan Wadsworth

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

About the Book

An indispensable reference on contemporary UK labour market developments First comprehensive analysis of the economic downturn with reference to the record of the Labour government in the field of employment, spanning Labour's time in office Leading economists summarise the key issues and trends in their particular area of expertise A clear, non-technical, informative text that makes serious points accessible to the widest possible readership Extensive use of figures and tables for instant recognition and portrayal of key trends and issues

This collection of essays, from 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 book contains assessments of the effects of many policies introduced over the last 10 years in 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.