Employment & Social policy

Publication date: 2 Aug 2001 | Publication type: NIESR Discussion Paper | Theme: Employment & Social policy | Authors: Riley, R, Young, G | NIESR discussion paper number: 184
The New Deal for Young People (NDYP) is one of the main components of the UK government's Welfare-to-Work strategy aimed at raising employment and reducing benefit dependency. It combines elements of an active labour market programme with a stricter benefit regime. This paper evaluates its...
Publication date: 1 Aug 2001 | Publication type: NIESR Discussion Paper | Theme: Employment & Social policy | Authors: Riley, R, Young, G | NIESR discussion paper number: 183
Welfare-to-work programmes were implemented in several OECD countries during the 1990s. With these programmes, entitlement to unemployment related benefits is conditional on taking up help in finding and actively preparing for work. This paper examines empirically the employment effects of the New...
Publication date: 21 May 2003 | Publication type: NIESR Discussion Paper | Theme: Employment & Social policy | Authors: Rolfe, H | External authors: Tracy Anderson | NIESR discussion paper number: 215
In the UK, of all the professions, law has some of the most demanding entry requirements and is one in which family connections and Oxbridge credentials ease the path to entry. At the same time, the popularity of undergraduate law courses at UK universities has rocketed in recent years and...
Publication date: 28 May 2003 | Publication type: NIESR Discussion Paper | Theme: Employment & Social policy | Authors: Riley, R, Young, G | JEL classification: E24, J23 | NIESR discussion paper number: 222
Opportunities for skilled and unskilled workers in the UK diverged over the last quarter of the twentieth century. We develop an empirical framework consistent with these trends that highlights the importance of skill heterogeneity in both wage setting and labour demand in explaining aggregate...

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