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Driver, Ciaran and Naisbitt, Barry (1987) 'Cyclical variations in service industries' employment in the UK.' Applied Economics, 19 (4). pp. 541-554.

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Abstract

This paper relates fluctuations in employment in various categories of service industry in the UK to fluctuations in the gross domestic product (GDP), and compares the results with those for manufacturing and construction. In general, services are not found to be homogeneous in terms of their cyclical employment responses, with the distinctions between public and private and between consumer and producer industries both being of importance. In particular, public service industries' employment appears unresponsive to cyclical variations in GDP, and only producer services have the same degree of responsiveness as manufacturing and construction industries.

Item Type: Journal Article
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > School of Finance & Management
Legacy Departments > Faculty of Law and Social Sciences > School of Finance and Management
ISSN: 00036846
DOI (Digital Object Identifier): https://doi.org/10.1080/00036848700000022
Date Deposited: 15 Aug 2015 16:07
URI: https://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/20528

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