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Unemployment: A Problem of Policy

Unemployment: A Problem of Policy
Analysis of British Experience and Prospects

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Part of National Institute of Economic and Social Research Economic and Social Studies

  • Author: G. D. N. Worswick, National Institute of Economic and Social Research, London
  • Date Published: February 1991
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521400343

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  • The high level of unemployment in Britain in the 1980s led many people to believe that it would continue indefinitely, and many arguments were advanced to explain it. After a preliminary examination of the statistics of employment and unemployment in Britain, this book exposes the major factors determining their trends as a basis for considering the likely developments and possible options for the rest of this century. The study covers most of the explanations found in academic debate as well as in popular belief in order to place different causes of unemployment in perspective, weigh their relative importance and bring out the different time scales in which they operate.

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    "...well written in a nontechnical and approachable way." David Blanchflower, Journal of Economic Literature

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    Product details

    • Date Published: February 1991
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521400343
    • length: 300 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 21 mm
    • weight: 0.61kg
    • contains: 15 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of tables
    List of charts
    1. Introduction
    2. Concepts and measurements
    Part I. Structural Change:
    3. Technology and employment
    4. The impact of information technology
    5. Structural unemployment
    6. The regional problem
    7. Who will provide the jobs?
    Part II. The Wage Question:
    8. Wages and employment
    9. Wage subsidies
    10. Profit sharing
    11. Incomes policy
    Part III. Macroeconomic Policy:
    12. The theoretical background
    13. Evidence relating to the economy
    14. Evidence relating to policy
    15. Reflections on macroeconomic policy
    Part IV. International Dimension:
    16. Theory and institutions
    17. The external constraint
    18. The European dimension
    19. Conclusion

  • Author

    G. D. N. Worswick, National Institute of Economic and Social Research, London

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