Counting the hours: two decades of changes in earnings and hours worked
- Document type
- Stephen Clarke; Bangham, George
- Resolution Foundation
- Date of publication
- 15 January 2018
- People management: all aspects of managing people, Trends: economic, social and technology trends affecting business
- Business and management
- Material type
The pay of Britain’s workers has rarely been out of the news in the past decade. The unprecedented squeeze on earnings that followed the financial crisis, a new minimum wage for those 25 and over, and the arrival of the ‘top 1 per cent’ in the years leading up to the financial crisis have all rightly grabbed headlines.
Another area of concern has been the idea that the UK is experiencing a ‘hollowing’ out of the pay distribution as offshoring and automation diminish the number of mid-paid jobs.
This briefing presents new research that shows that some hollowing out has occurred, but only in relation to men.
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