The rising share of non-working households

Household structure, labour participation and economic inequality in Britain, 1937-61

This paper investigates household income/expenditure inequality using survey data for the United Kingdom from 1937 to 1961. We find little change in inequality for incomes below the top 5 per cent or 10 per cent. This is consistent with the tax unit data. EHR, 2023

March 2023 · Ian Gazeley, Andrew Newell, Kevin Reynolds, Hector Rufrancos
Plots of Simulations Inducing a 5% Measurement Error in the Treatment Variable (joiners)

Are There Gains to Joining a Union? Evidence from Mexico

This paper shows the impact on wages and non wage benefits of joining and leaving a union in Mexico. I find joining (leaving) a union increases (decreases) the probability of being in receipt of legally guaranteed benefits such as bonuses and paid holidays. This suggests that although union density may be in decline, unions still have an important role to play in voicing worker’s preferences with respect to compensation and ensuring that employers comply with the law.

February 2019 · Hector Rufrancos