The European Labour Market

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März 2006



This book brings together up-to-date findings on the regional dimensions of European labour markets. It provides a conceptual and empirical study of the interactions between the European economy and its regions, paying particular attention to the issue of the transition of Central and Eastern European countries to a market economy. The topics analysed include: the structure of the shocks affecting employment (regional, industrial, national), the relationships between labour market efficiency and the regional distribution of unemployment, wage flexibility in EU member countries or in their regions and the role of active labour market policies in affecting the regional distribution of employment and unemployment.


and Overview.- Regional Disparities in Europe.- Regional Unemployment in the OST Literature.- Regional Employment Dynamics in the EU: Structural Outlook, Co-Movements, Clusters and Common Shocks.- Does Space Matter for Labour Markets and How? A Critical Survey of the Recent Italian Empirical Evidence.- Labour Market Reform and the Beveridge Curve across Italian Regions.- Enterprise Defensive Restructuring: Cross-country Evidence within Transitional Settings.- Widening Unemployment Differentials in Italy: the Role of Wage and Labour Productivity.- Skill Mismatch and Regional Unemployment in Poland.- The Wage Curve and Agglomeration.- A Panel of Regional Indicators of Labour Market Flexibility: the UK, 1979-998.- Regional Wage Flexibility: the Wage Curve in Five EU Countries.- Large-Scale Labour Market Restructuring and Labour Mobility: the Experiences of East Germany and Poland.- Macroeconometric Evaluation of Active Labour Market Policies in Germany. A Dynamic Panel Approach Using Regional Data.- Evaluating Asymmetries in Active Labour Market Policies: the Case of Italy.




From the reviews:
"A reader, who reads all chapters, will be provided with a good overview of the topics currently on the research agenda in European regional labour market research ... . this book brings together a wide range of contributions on topics that are likely to remain in the core ... for some time to come and thus provides a good overview of the current literature in European labour market research. Furthermore it presents many interesting hypotheses that could be used as inspiration for further research." (Peter Huber, The European Journal of Comparative Economics, Vol. 5 (1), 2010)
EAN: 9783790816792
ISBN: 3790816795
Untertitel: Regional Dimensions. 'AIEL Series in Labour Economics'. 2006. Auflage. Book. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Physica
Erscheinungsdatum: März 2006
Seitenanzahl: 352 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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