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An expenditure-based estimate of Britain's black economy
We estimate the size of Britain's black economy (defined narrowly as unreported taxable income) by using income and expenditure data drawn from the 1982 Family Expenditure Survey. Our working assumptions are that all income ...
On-the-job search. Some empirical evidence from Britain
This paper considers evidence from the Labour Force Survey concerning job search by employed workers. The unconditional probability of observing on-the-job search is decomposed into the product of two constituent probabilities ...
Long-run PPP under the presence of near-to-unit roots: The case of the British Pound-US dollar rate
Empirical tests typically provide evidence that the British pound-US dollar exchange rate and the relative wholesale price index contain exact unit roots and exhibit cointegration. However, the cointegrating vector is ...
The effect of variable pay schemes on workplace absenteeism
The effect of variable pay schemes on workplace absenteeism is estimated using two cross-sections of private sector British establishments. Establishments that explicitly link pay with individual performance are found to ...
Employment Outcomes in the Welfare State
We examine the implications of tax and subsidy policies for employment in the "three worlds of welfare", Anglo-Saxon, Continental European and Scandinavian. We argue that home production is key to a proper evaluation of ...
Unemployment and the inter-regional mobility of labour
In this paper we examine the relation between unemployment and the interregional migration of labour. First, the status of a worker affects mobility: an unemployed worker is more likely to move than an employed one. Second, ...
Who are the unemployed?