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Unemployment and the UK labour market before, during and after the Golden Age

Hatton, Timothy; Boyer, George

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During the 'golden age' of the 1950s and 1960s unemployment in Britain averaged 2 per cent. This was far lower than ever before or since and a number of hypotheses have been put forward to account for this unique period in labour market history. But there has been little attempt to isolate precisely how the determinants of wage setting and unemployment differed before, during and after the golden age. We estimate a two-equation model over the whole period from 1872 to 1999 using a newly...[Show more]

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Date published: 2005
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/39875
Source: European Review of Economic History
DOI: 10.1017/S1361491604001376

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