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Title:Labor market policies, institutions and employment rates in the EU-27 PDF Logo
Authors:Rovelli, Riccardo
Bruno, Randolph Luca
Issue Date:2008
Series/Report no.:IZA Discussion Papers 3502
Abstract:We compare labor market policies, institutions and outcomes for the EU member states, for the period 2000-2005. We document the main differences in Labor Market Policies across EU members, including new member states after 2004. We focus on indicators of policy generosity (expenditures relative to GDP) and relate these and other policy indicators to indicators of labor market outcomes and performance. Our results show that, on a cross-country basis, higher rates of employment are in general associated with: (i) higher expenditures on labor market policies, especially on active policies for countries with a high pro-work attitude; (ii) a lower degree of rigidity in labor market institutions and in product market regulation.
Subjects:Labor market policies
labor market outcomes
European social models
JEL:J08
Persistent Identifier of the first edition:urn:nbn:de:101:1-20080527222
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:IZA Discussion Papers, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit (IZA)

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