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River Crossing or Cold Bath? Deregulation and Employment in Britain in the 1980s and 1990s

Simon Deakin and Hannah Reed

in Why Deregulate Labour Markets?

Published in print August 2000 | ISBN: 9780199240524
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191599187 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199240523.003.0006
 River Crossing or Cold Bath? Deregulation and Employment in Britain in the 1980s and 1990s

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This chapter examines the impact of labour market reforms on the structure of employment and unemployment in Britain. It argues that although the British experience is one of growing employment, this does not, in itself, solve the problem of social exclusion. The British labour market does not have a better record on employment or unemployment compared to other EU countries.

Keywords: labour market reform; regulation; labour policy; employment; unemployment; Britain

Chapter.  12239 words. 

Subjects: Comparative Politics

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