Seeking a premier economy [electronic resource] : the economic effects of British economic reforms, 1980-2000 / edited by David Card, Richard Blundell, and Richard B. Freeman.
- Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2004.
- NBER Comparative labor markets series.
National Bureau of Economic Research comparative labor markets series
1 online resource (524 p.)
- Great Britain -- Economic policy -- 1997- -- Congresses.
Great Britain -- Economic policy -- 1979-1997 -- Congresses.
Great Britain -- Economic conditions -- 1997- -- Congresses.
Great Britain -- Economic conditions -- 1979-1997 -- Congresses.
- Electronic books.
- In the 1980s and 1990s successive United Kingdom governments enacted a series of reforms to establish a more market-oriented economy, closer to the American model and further away from its Western European competitors. Today, the United Kingdom is one of the least regulated economies in the world, marked by transformed welfare and industrial relations systems and broad privatization. Virtually every industry and government program has been affected by the reforms, from hospitals and schools to labor unions and jobless benefit programs.Seeking a Premier Economy focuses on th
- Seeking a Premier Economy The Economic Effects of British Economic Reforms, 1980-2000; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. What Have Two Decades of British Economic Reform Delivered?; 2. Seeking a Premier-League Economy: The Role of Privatization; 3. Shared Modes of Compensation and Firm Performance: U.K. Evidence; 4. Characteristics of Foreign-Owned Firms in British Manufacturing; 5. The Surprising Retreat of Union Britain; 6. Pension Reform and Economic Performance in Britain in the 1980s and 1990s
7. Labor Market Reforms and Changes in Wage Inequality in the United Kingdom and the United States8. Whither Poverty in Great Britain and the United States? The Determinants of Changing Poverty and Whether Work Will Work; 9. Mobility and Joblessness; 10. Has "In-Work" Benefit Reform Helped the Labor Market?; 11. Active Labor Market Policies and the British New Deal for the Young Unemployed in Context; Contributors; Author Index; Subject Index
- "The papers were presented at a preliminary conference and a final conference at the Centre for Economic Performance, London, UK"--P. ix.
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
- London School of Economics and Political Science. Centre for Economic Performance.
Card, David E. (David Edward), 1956-
Freeman, Richard B. (Richard Barry), 1943-
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