The Labour Market Under New Labour

The State of Working Britain 2003

  • Richard Dickens
  • Paul Gregg
  • Jonathan Wadsworth

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Introduction

    1. Richard Dickens, Paul Gregg, Jonathan Wadsworth
      Pages 1-13
  3. Work, Unemployment and Inactivity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. Richard Blundell, Howard Reed, John Van Reenen, Andrew Shephard
      Pages 17-31
    3. Paul Gregg, Jonathan Wadsworth
      Pages 32-39
    4. Giulia Faggio, Stephen Nickell
      Pages 40-52
    5. Richard Disney, Denise Hawkes
      Pages 53-69
    6. Paul Gregg, Jonathan Wadsworth
      Pages 86-97
    7. Paul Gregg, Susan Harkness
      Pages 98-115
  4. Hours, Effort and Representation at Work

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 135-135
    2. Francis Green
      Pages 137-149
    3. David Metcalf
      Pages 170-187
  5. Wages

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 189-189
    2. Stephen Machin
      Pages 191-200
    3. Richard Dickens, Alan Manning
      Pages 201-213
    4. Peter Dolton, Steven McIntosh
      Pages 214-231
    5. Steven McIntosh
      Pages 248-261
  6. Incomes, Education and Opportunity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 263-263
    2. Alissa Goodman, Leslie McGranahan
      Pages 265-279
    3. Richard Dickens, David T. Ellwood
      Pages 291-305
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 306-314

About this book


Leading experts examine, for the first time, the impact of New Labour policies on the labour market over the past 5 years. Looking behind the 'good news' implied by the lowest headline unemployment rates since the 1970s and by a low and stable rate of inflation, it will examine the impact of policies such as the minimum wage, the New Deal, Working Family Tax Credit scheme, policies on lone parents, and changes in the education system. It also looks at the impact of growing income inequalities over this period, on the growing geographic concentrations of joblessness and on the new phenomenon of widespread total economic inactivity amongst certain social groups.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Richard Dickens
    • 1
  • Paul Gregg
    • 2
  • Jonathan Wadsworth
    • 3
  1. 1.Centre for Economic Performance, the London School of Economics and Queen MaryUniversity of LondonUK
  2. 2.Centre for Economic Performance, the London School of EconomicsUniversity of BristolUK
  3. 3.Centre for Economic Performance, the London School of Economics and Royal Holloway CollegeUniversity of LondonUK

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