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    The Impact of Restart on Reservation Wages and Long-Term Unemployment

    O'Neill, Donal (1995) The Impact of Restart on Reservation Wages and Long-Term Unemployment. Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, 57 (4). pp. 451-471. ISSN 0305-9049

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    The last two decades have seen considerable growth in the level of unemployment in the UK. Between 1960 and 1968, the average unemployment rate was 2.6 percent, by the first half of the 198O's this had risen to 10.5 percent. Along with rising unemployment, this period also saw changes in the nature of unemployment, with unemployed individuals spending longer periods out of work. Between 1979 and 1986 the proportion of unemployed people who had been out of work for over a year rose from 20 percent to approximately 40 percent. Recent work by Layard et al (1991) shows that almost the entire growth in unemployment over this period can be attributed to an increase in time spent unemployed rather than an increase in the inflow rate into unemployment.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Impact; Restart; Reservation; Wages; Long-Term Unemployment;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Economics, Finance and Accounting
    Item ID: 8492
    Depositing User: Donal O'Neill
    Date Deposited: 19 Jul 2017 15:55
    Journal or Publication Title: Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics
    Publisher: Wiley
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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