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Job creation and job destruction in Great Britain in the 1980s

Blanchflower, David and Burgess, Simon (1996) Job creation and job destruction in Great Britain in the 1980s. CEPDP (287). Centre for Economic Performance, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

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This paper characterizes the processes of job creation and job destruction (JC&D) in Britain, and provides more ''stylized facts'' to hold up against models of JC&D. The analysis is based on data from the Workplace Industrial Relations Survey. (WIRS) surveys of 1980, 1984 and 1990 each of which are representative cross-sections of approximately 2000 continuing British establishments. They cover all sectors (excluding agriculture and mining), public and private, manufacturing and the correspondingly substantial JC&S rates. We show that both JC&D are extremely concentrated : about 50% of each of these is accounted for by just 4% of continuing establishments.

Item Type: Monograph (Discussion Paper)
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Additional Information: © 1996 the authors
Divisions: Centre for Economic Performance
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Date Deposited: 12 Aug 2008 13:18
Last Modified: 26 Apr 2021 11:46

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