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Colliery Closures and the Decline of the UK Coal Industry.

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In the 10 years after the 1984-5 miners' strike, employment by British Coal and the number of pits it operated fell by more than 90%. In this paper data for each of British Coal's Collieries are used to analyse the pattern of pit closure. The pits that closed were systematically smaller, less productive and less profitable than those that survived. A model is estimated to capture the degree to which closure decisions reflect performance variables, and it is found that low productivity was the...

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Journal:
British Journal of Industrial Relations
Volume:
35
Publication date:
1997-01-01
URN:
uuid:7f3f4612-d486-4976-8dce-6eaab7957dea
Local pid:
oai:economics.ouls.ox.ac.uk:12543

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