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Dickens, Richard

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Works: 81 works in 161 publications in 1 language and 614 library holdings
Roles: Author, Editor, htt
Classifications: HD5765.A6, 331.11094109045
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Most widely held works about Richard Dickens
 
Most widely held works by Richard Dickens
The effects of minimum wages on employment : theory and evidence from the UK by Richard Dickens( )

21 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recent work on the economic effects of minimum wages has stressed that the standard economic model, where increases in minimum wages depress employment, is not supported by the empirical findings in some labour markets. In this paper we present a theoretical framework which is general enough to allow minimum wages to have the conventional negative impact on employment, but which also allows for the possibility of a neutral or a positive effect. The model structure is based on labour market frictions which give employers some degree of monopsony power. The formulated model has a number of empirical implications which we go on to test using data on industry-based minimum wages set by the UK Wages Councils between 1975 and 1990. Some strong results emerge: minimum wages significantly compress the distribution of earnings and, contrary to conventional economic wisdom but in line with several recent studies, do not have a negative impact on employment. If anything, the relationship between minimum wages and employment is estimated to be positive
Whither poverty in Great Britain and the United States? : the determinants of changing poverty and whether work will work by Richard Dickens( )

21 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scholars emphasize that poverty in Britain has risen sharply since the late 1970s. Meanwhile in the United States, both official figures and traditional poverty scholars report sharp declines in poverty. We seek to provide a comparison of poverty levels in Britain and the US based on a set of common definitions. We then proceed to ask what factors-demographic, economic, or policy-account for the observed changes in poverty in the two nations and what role could policy play in reducing poverty? We develop a procedure that allows one to trace out the relative impacts of altered demographics, rising wage inequality, work changes, and policy innovations in explaining changing poverty patterns. We find that the forces influencing poverty differ between nations and across absolute and relative poverty measures. Demographic and wage change is a dominant force in both nations. Britain has experienced a dramatic rise in workless households while the US has simultaneously had a sharp fall. These differences had a sizable impact on absolute poverty in both nations and a significant impact on relative poverty in Britain. Government benefits directly reduced relative and absolute poverty considerably in Britain over this period but had little impact in the US. However, changing patterns of benefits and work suggest that policy changes have significantly increased work in the US, particularly among single parents. In Britain, policy changes may have had the reverse effect, reducing work among many groups. The UK government has committed itself to reducing child poverty by half over the next 10 years and to its abolition within 20 years, largely through policy changes designed to make work pay. We conclude that any purely work-based strategy, which doesn't tackle demographics and wage dispersion, may not have a dramatic effect on relative poverty
The labour market under new Labour : the state of working Britain 2003( )

15 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looking behind the 'good news' implied by the lowest headline unemployment rates since the 1970s and by a low and stable rate of inflation, this volume examines the impact of policies such as the minimum wage, the New Deal and changes in the education system
The state of working Britain( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What are the prospects for the British labour market at the start of the new century? Since the 1960s, Britain has experienced a series of profound changes affecting the way of life and work. This overview and analysis explores the events which have shaped the labour market and summarizes future prospects. Covering topics ranging from unemployment, poverty and low pay to the rise of women and expansion of part-time work in the labour market, the volume evaluates the trends that are shaping the way people work
Caught in a trap? : wage mobility in Great Britain : 1975-94 by Richard Dickens( Book )

6 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The evolution of individual male earnings in Great Britain: 1975-94 by Richard Dickens( Book )

4 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Estimating the effect of minimum wages on employment from the distribution of wages : a critical review by Richard Dickens( Book )

5 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The effect of minimum wages on UK agriculture by Richard Dickens( Book )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Changes in earnings inequality and mobility in Great Britain 1978/9-2005/6 by Richard Dickens( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Assimilation of migrants into the British labour market by Richard Dickens( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The impact of policy change on job retention and advancement by Richard Dickens( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The costs of children and the welfare state : an empirical analysis based on consumer behaviour by Richard Dickens( Book )

3 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

AU Centennial : a new dwarf centipedegrass by Richard Dickens( Book )

2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Has the national minimum wage reduced wage inequality? by Richard Dickens( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Whither poverty in Great Britain and the United States? The determinants of changing poverty and whether work will work [special topic] by Richard Dickens( )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Caught in a trap? : wage mobility in Great Britain ; 1975-94 by Richard Dickens( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New labour and the labour market by Richard Dickens( )

2 editions published in 2000 in Undetermined and English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alabama's turfgrass-sod industry by R.W White( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The evolution of individual male earnings in Great Britain : 1975-95 by Richard Dickens( )

2 editions published in 2000 in Undetermined and English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Has the national minimum wage reduced UK wage inequality? by Richard Dickens( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The labour market under new Labour : the state of working Britain 2003
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