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Temporary Jobs: Stepping Stones or Dead Ends?
In Britain about 7% of male employees and 10% of female employees are in temporary jobs. In contrast to much of continental Europe, this proportion has been relatively stable over the 1990s. Using
Is There a Glass Ceiling over Europe? Exploring the Gender Pay Gap across the Wage Distribution
Using harmonized data for the years 1995–2001 from the European Community Household Panel, the authors analyze gender pay gaps by sector across the wage distribution in eleven countries. In
Workplace Training in Europe
This paper reviews the existing evidence on workplace training in Europe in different data sources - the CVTS, OECD data and the European Community Household Panel. We outline the differences in
The Economics of the Trade Union
This book analyses the crucial features of unionised labour markets. The models in the book refer to labour contracts between unions and management, but the method of analysis is also applicable to
Gender Differences in Risk Behaviour: Does Nurture Matter?
Women and men may differ in their propensity to choose a risky outcome because of innate preferences or because pressure to conform to gender-stereotypes encourages girls and boys to modify their
Training in Europe
Using the European Community Household Panel, we investigate gender differences in training participation over the period 1994-1999. We focus on 'lifelong learning', fixed-term contracts, part-time
Birth order matters: the effect of family size and birth order on educational attainment
Using the British Household Panel Survey, we investigate if family size and birth order affect children’s subsequent educational attainment. Theory suggests a trade-off between child quantity and
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