Comprehensive research into significance of final-demand patterns, esp. private consumption, for wide variations in employment rates, esp. in services and for women, across EU countries and in comparison to the US. Strongly under researched issue is highly relevant to understanding of international employment gaps, esp. across Atlantic, link of GDP growth to job growth, female job participation, future job growth in services and effectiveness of broad economic policy. Decomposition analysis of input-output data compares private consumption to other categories of final demand over time and across countries. Micro econometric study of expenditure surveys establishes household characteristics, including female job participation and income inequality, determining differences and changes in consumption patterns, and demand elasticity.
With structure of earnings surveys, labour force surveys and industrial database data structure of employment in service industries is studied.
Funding SchemeCSC - Cost-sharing contracts
OX1 3UQ Oxford
3508 TC Utrecht