Counting the hours: two decades of changes in earnings and hours worked

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Author: Clarke, Stephen; Bangham, George


One area of concern regarding the pay of Britain's workers has been the idea that the UK is experiencing a 'hollowing' out of the pay distribution as offshoring and automation diminish the number of mid-paid jobs. This briefing paper presents new research that shows that some hollowing out has occurred, but only in relation to men. Furthermore this hollowing out, rather than being driven by occupational change, is primarily the result of significant changes in the hours worked by men. The result is that this hollowing out is clearly seen in the weekly, but not the hourly, earnings...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Employment; Gender; Income; Labour market

Keywords: Trend; Hours of work; Underemployment; Employment status; Employment pattern; Part time employment; Employment opportunity; Low income group; Standard of living; Data analysis; Policy implications

Geographic subjects: Great Britain; Europe

Published: London, England: Resolution Foundation, 2018

Physical description: 19 p.

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Resource type: Paper

Call number: TD/TNC 133.146

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