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Young people at work and the rise of precarious employment

Dr Lefteris Kretsos | 01 November 2011

Even prior to the recession, one of the main features of the european labour markets is the polarisation between good and bad jobs. Certain groups of the workforce, like young workers, are more inclined to get low skill-low paid jobs and to be integr ...

Labour productivity, work flexibility, and international migration in hotels

Professor Allan Williams | Management & Business Studies | 01 October 2013

This project analyses the extent to which labour productivity is determined by flexible work practices and the employment of international migrant workers in hotels, a relatively neglected but significant source of output and jobs. It also examines t ...

Making bad jobs better: practice and policy

Professor Christopher Warhurst | Management & Business Studies | 01 October 2009

Even before the recession, bad jobs - characterised by low skill and poor pay and prospects - were entrenched in the uk economy and more numerous than in other eu countries. The uk government now recognises that these jobs need to be addres ...

Real wages and the great depression

Professor Robert Hart | Economic & Social History | 01 August 2009

This project is designed to cast new light on one of the major unresolved issues of the great depression.   were real wages downwardly inflexible - as many earlier researchers contest - in the face of exceptional declines in economic activity? M ...

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