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Employment and income

Our research on Employment and Incomes looks at trends in employment, wages, skills and the changing nature of work. Topics include the gender pay gap, public sector pay, the rise in self-employment and the effect of the tax and benefit system on labour supply.

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Do the UK Government’s welfare reforms make work pay

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In this paper, we use micro-simulation techniques to investigate whether financial work incentives will be stronger in 2015-16 than they were in 2010-11 and to separate out the impact of changes to taxes, benefit cuts and the introduction of universal credit from the impact of wider economic changes.

11 September 2013

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Career progression, economic downturns, and skills

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This paper analyses the career progression of skilled and unskilled workers with a focus on how careers are affected by economic downturns and whether formal skills, acquired early on, can shield workers from the effect of recessions.

30 August 2013

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This Time Is Different: The Microeconomic Consequences of the Great Recession

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From an economic point of view, the period since the recession that began in 2008 has been quite unlike any other period since at least the Second World War, including the periods after the recessions of the early 1980s and early 1990s. Indeed, the slowdown has lasted for longer, and its effects on the public finances, on household incomes and on productivity have been more marked even than was the case in the 1930s. This time really does seem to be different.

12 June 2013

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Women working in their sixties: why have employment rates been rising?


Employment rates through the recession have been remarkably robust, with today’s ONS figures showing employment remaining close to 30 million. The young have experienced historically low employment rates and high unemployment rates but the employment rate of women aged 60 to 64 has increased as fast since 2010 as it did during the 2000s. An important explanation is the gradual increase in the state pension age for women since 2010, which has led to more older women being in paid work. Without this policy change, the employment rate for 60 to 64 year women would have been broadly flat since 2010.

17 April 2013