Temporary employment: The trade-off between efficiency and equity

Elke Jahn, Regina T. Riphahn, Claus Schnabel, 10 October 2012

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Over the last three decades, the use of flexible forms of employment such as fixed-term and temporary agency work contracts has increased substantially throughout much of Europe. This development has been driven by government efforts to ease restrictions on temporary employment, whereas the regulation of permanent contracts has been left essentially unaltered.

Topics: Labour markets
Tags: efficiency, equity, temporary contracts, unemployment

The case for temporary inflation in the Eurozone

Stephanie Schmitt-Grohe, Martín Uribe, 16 September 2012

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URL: www.cepr.org/pubs/dps/DP9133.asp
Topics: Labour markets
Tags: Eurozone crisis, Great Recession, unemployment, wages

Games on Networks

Matthew O. Jackson, Yves Zenou, 9 September 2012

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URL: www.cepr.org/pubs/dps/DP9127.asp
Topics: Frontiers of economic research, Industrial organisation
Tags: crime, education, unemployment

The German labour market: Low worker flows and large volatilities

Hermann Gartner, Christian Merkl, Thomas Rothe, 8 August 2012

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Business cycle fluctuations are associated with large ups and downs of the labour market (see Shimer 2005 for the US). The increased probability of losing a job and the reduced probability of finding a job in a recession may be considered as one of the major costs of an economic downturn.

Topics: Europe's nations and regions, Labour markets
Tags: Germany, jobs, unemployment

How local are labour markets? A look at the London Olympics

Alan Manning, Barbara Petrongolo, 3 August 2012

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How local are labour markets? A number of important questions in labour economics hinge on the answer.

Topics: Labour markets
Tags: jobs, local labour markets, Olympics, unemployment

US unemployment: Neither natural nor unnatural

Guillermo Calvo, Fabrizio Coricelli, Pablo Ottonello, 24 July 2012

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The Great Recession in the US has been followed by high and persistent unemployment. Although output recovered its pre-crisis level, the unemployment rate is still above its pre-crisis level, a situation that is popularly called ‘jobless recovery’ (see Figure 1).

Figure 1. US jobless recovery

Topics: Global crisis, Global economy, Labour markets
Tags: Great Recession, jobless recovery, unemployment, US

Going separate ways? Differences in school-to-work pathways between Europe and the US

Glenda Quintini, 15 May 2012

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The recent global economic crisis has brought renewed attention to the difficulties faced by youth in the labour market, including high unemployment rates, the risk of long-lasting scars from poor employment outcomes right after leaving education and the resulting risk of social and economic exclusion (Annunziata 2012).

Topics: Education, Labour markets
Tags: optimal matching, unemployment, youth unemployment

Identity and wellbeing: How retiring makes the unemployed happier

Clemens Hetschko, Andreas Knabe, Ronnie Schöb, 4 May 2012

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Most people adapt surprisingly well to changes in their lives. Even after tragic events such as the death of a family member or a chronic disease, they restore their former wellbeing, if not always completely (Clark et al 2008). There is one event, though, for which this appears not to be true – unemployment.

Topics: Frontiers of economic research, Labour markets
Tags: identity, Retirement, unemployment, wellbeing

Fiscal consolidation in reformed vs. unreformed labour markets

Alessandro Turrini, 25 April 2012

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Most EU countries have embarked on a path of fiscal austerity to ensure orderly debt developments at a juncture where unemployment is high and private-sector demand still weak.

Topics: Labour markets, Macroeconomic policy
Tags: employment protection, fiscal policy, unemployment

Unhappiness and job finding

Jan van Ours, Anne Gielen, 13 February 2012

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URL: http://www.cepr.org/DP8842
Topics: Europe's nations and regions, Labour markets
Tags: Active Labour market policy, Germany, happiness, unemployment

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