Employment & Social policy

Publication date: 14 Mar 2018 | Publication type: Report | Theme: Employment & Social policy | Authors: Hudson-Sharp, N, Munro-Lott, N, Rolfe, H, Runge, J | Project: The impact of welfare reforms and welfare to work programmes: a literature review | Report to: Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC)
This report examines the impact of the welfare reform and welfare-to-work programmes introduced by the 2010–15 Conservative/Liberal Democrat Coalition Government and the Conservative Government elected in May 2015. A particular aim of the review was to examine the evidence about the ways in which...
Publication date: 7 Feb 2018 | Publication type: National Institute Economic Review | Theme: Macroeconomics, Employment & Social policy | External authors: Bell, D N F, Blanchflower, D G | JEL classification: J31, J42, J22, E31 | Journal: National Institute Economic Review Issue 243 | Publisher: Sage Publications, London
In this note, we focus on underemployment as a potential cause of lower wage growth, which itself may have deeper causes, but which has, we would argue, demonstrably changed since the 2008 recession. The gap between our measures of the number of additional hours required by those who want more...
| Theme: Employment & Social policy
Schools are potentially natural places for integration where the needs of migrant children and families can be identified and addressed and where equal participation in society can be facilitated.
Publication date: 21 Nov 2017 | Publication type: NIESR Discussion Paper | Theme: Employment & Social policy | Authors: Bryson, A | External authors: Erling, B, Dale-Olsen, H | JEL classification: J01, J08, J50, J51 | NIESR discussion paper number: 481
We exploit tax-induced exogenous variance in the price of union membership to identify the effects of changes in firm union density on firm productivity and wages in the population of Norwegian firms over the period 2001 to 2012. Increases in union density lead to substantial increases in firm...
Publication date: 1 Aug 2017 | Publication type: NIESR Discussion Paper | Theme: Employment & Social policy | Authors: Bryson, A | JEL classification: J24, J28, L22, L23, M12, M54 | NIESR discussion paper number: 477
I examine the history of employee engagement and how it has been characterised by thinkers in sociology, psychology, management and economics.  I suggest that, while employers may choose to invest in employee engagement, there are alternative management strategies that may be profit-maximising. I...
Publication date: 11 Oct 2017 | Publication type: Report | Theme: Employment & Social policy | Authors: Bryson, A, Forth, J | Report to: Trades Union Congress
The aim of this report is to provide an overview of the current research evidence on the economic impact of workplace union representation. Our review focuses on quantitative studies that have been conducted on good quality, nationally-representative samples of British workplaces or employees, and...
Publication date: 11 Oct 2017 | Publication type: Report | Theme: Employment & Social policy | Authors: Bryson, A, Forth, J | Report to: Trades Union Congress
Background to the analysis To inform debate over the 2016 Trade Union Act the TUC commissioned UCL/NIESR to undertake a three-pronged investigation on the nature of unions and their effects on employers and employees. This comprised: a review of existing literature on union effects new analyses of...
Publication date: 11 Oct 2017 | Publication type: Report | Theme: Employment & Social policy | Authors: Bryson, A, Forth, J | Report to: Trades Union Congress
To inform debate following the passage of the 2016 Trade Union Act the TUC commissioned UCL/NIESR to undertake a three-pronged investigation into the nature of unions and their effects on employers and employees: a review of existing literature on union effects new analyses of the Workplace...

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