Labor Market Reform in the United Kingdom: From Thatcher to Blair
Addison, John T., Siebert, W. Stanley, Journal of Private Enterprise
The United Kingdom's labor market reform experience, broadly defined, has attracted considerable attention in the United States for the main reason that it is the European counterfactual, having gone in an opposite direction from other European Union (EU) member states for most of the past two decades.1 It is closer to the United States than any other Europan country, having followed the deregulatory path begun in that nation. Americans, long accustomed to seeing Europe's problems as largely brought about by labor market rigidities, often look beyond their own experience to the U.K. for additional confirmation of the benefits of labor market flexibility and deregulation. Crudely put, in …
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Publication information: Article title: Labor Market Reform in the United Kingdom: From Thatcher to Blair. Contributors: Addison, John T. - Author, Siebert, W. Stanley - Author. Journal title: Journal of Private Enterprise. Volume: 15. Issue: 2 Publication date: Spring 2000. Page number: 1+. © 2009 Association of Private Enterprise Education. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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