National Institute Economic Review

Productivity and Vocational Skills in Services in Britain and Germany: Hotels

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Two Nations of Shopkeepers: Training for Retailing in France and Britain

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Productivity and Management: The Training of Foremen in Britain and Germany

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Vocational Training in France and Britain: The Building Trades

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Schooling Standards in England and Germany: Some Summary Comparisons Bearing on Economic Performance

Republished in- Compare: A Journal of Comparitive Education (1986) Vol. 1

Vocational Training in France and Britain: Mechanical and Electrical Craftsmen

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Vocational Qualifications of the Labour Force in Britain and Germany

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The impact of unions on pay levels in lower-skilled jobs

The decline in trade union influence over the past two decades raises the question of whether pay levels in lower-skilled jobs now lie outside the unions' sphere of influence, as tacitly acknowledged by their acceptance and later endorsement of the principle of the statutory minimum wage. This article examines pay levels among lower-skilled jobs in the private sector in Britain using the Workplace Employee Relations Survey of 1998.

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