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Employment and the labour market

Brewer, M.; Shephard, A.; (2005) Employment and the labour market. (IFS Briefing Notes BN59 ). Institute for Fiscal Studies: London, UK. Green open access

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Since 1997, there have been changes in rates of employment, unemployment and inactivity. These changes have coincided with the Labour government's "Making Work Pay" agenda, which has seen the introduction of in-work tax credits, the national minimum wage and various New Deal programmes. Section 2 gives details of how the rates of employment, unemployment and economic inactivity have changed under the Labour government. Section 3 begins by detailing the national minimum wage and presents evidence on its impact, and continues in a somewhat similar vein, analysing the New Deal programmes and in-work tax credits. In Section 4, we show how financial work incentives have changed since 1997, and we briefly analyse the employment proposals of the main parties in Section 5. Finally, Section 6 concludes.

Type: Report
Title: Employment and the labour market
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version: http://www.ifs.org.uk/publications
Language: English
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS > Dept of Economics
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/14867
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