earnings

Wage growth in Pay Review Body Occupations

This research report by UCL and NIESR describes earnings growth among Pay Review Body (PRB) occupations; compares that growth to earnings growth in comparable non-PRB occupations; and accounts for differences in earnings trajectories between PRB occupations and comparable non-PRB occupations that come from compositional change in the workforces.

Are firms paying more for performance?

We use nationally-representative, monthly data on the total wage bill and employment of around 8,500 firms to investigate fluctuations in the economic importance of performance bonuses in Britain over the past 15 years. We decompose the share of the total economy-wide wage bill that is accounted for by performance-related pay (PRP) into: (i) the shares of employment in the PRP and non-PRP sectors; (ii) the ratio of base pay between the two sectors; and (iii) the gearing of bonus payments to base pay within the PRP sector.

Biomarkers and Long-term Labour Market Outcomes: The Case of Creatine

Using the Young Finns Study (YFS) combined with the Finnish Linked Employer-Employee Data (FLEED) we show that quantities of creatine measured in 1980 prior to labour market entry affect labour market outcomes over the period 1990-2010. Those with higher levels of creatine (proxied by urine creatinine) prior to labour market entry spend more time in the labour market in the subsequent two decades and earn more. Creatine is not associated with high educational attainment.

Employment and earnings in the finance sector: A gender analysis.

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Introduction

This study provides background information on the finance sector to assist the Equality and Human Rights Commission's inquiry into sex discrimination in the industry. The study was based on analysis of representative national datasets, together with a short literature review of the finance industry in the UK.

KEY FINDINGS

The finance sector