In my view, the recent agreement between employers and unions on labour market reforms is globally positive.
The effect of job displacement on women’s fertility decisions
Emilia del Bono, Andrea Weber, Rudolf Winter-Ebmer, 25 February 2008
Over the last century women’s role in the labour market has gradually changed from secondary workers with limited planning horizon to equivalent partners or independent decision makers with a life-time planning perspective.
Assessing the recent labour market agreement in France
Gilles Saint-Paul, 1 February 2008
Immigrants help improve the output-inflation trade-off
Samuel Bentolila, Juan Dolado, Juan Francisco Jimeno , 12 January 2008
Until the mid-1990s, Spain was seen as the paradigm of high unemployment among developed countries. But things have changed considerably. From 1995 to 2006, the unemployment rate has fallen by 15 percentage points, from 22% to 8%, while inflation remained subdued around 3.5%.
Too old to work, too young to retire?
Andrea Ichino, Rudolf Winter-Ebmer, Josef Zweimüller , Guido Schwerdt, 8 November 2007
French President Nicolas Sarkozy had to strike a special deal with the train drivers in order to alleviate recent strikes by French rail workers protesting against increasing their minimum retirement age.
Germany’s supply-side backsliding
Michael Burda, 23 October 2007
Do temporary jobs improve workers long-term labour market performance?
Julia Lane, Harry J. Holzer , Fredrik Andersson, 15 October 2007
What are the long term labour market consequences of temporary help work? As the importance of temporary help work has increased across OECD countries, economists have started paying attention to this question.
More incentives for employees to work longer hours in US than in Europe
Josep Pijoan-Mas, Claudio Michelacci, 28 May 2007
Since the 1970s, the number of hours worked per employee has fallen substantially in continental Europe, while it has remained roughly constant in the US after reverting a trend of secular decline.
Hiring vouchers more efficient than wage subsidies
Dennis J Snower, Christian Merkl, Alessio J G Brown, 11 June 2007
Employment subsidies are often used to reduce both unemployment and earnings inequality together, a prime objective throughout the OECD. In CEPR DP6334, the authors compare the effectiveness of various employment subsidies in Germany and find that while hiring vouchers can be both effective and efficient if targeted appropriately, wage subsidies are too expensive and ineffective.
Does finding work come down to who you are, or where you live?
Laurent Gobillon, Thierry Magnac, Harris Selod, 19 March 2007
Local unemployment is seen as a key contributing factor in the riots that spread out of Paris to many low-income areas throughout France in 2005, and to similar events going back to the 1965 Watts riots in the US. The common conclusion drawn is that workers residing in distressed and isolated areas simply do not have enough job opportunities.
Over €10 billion spent on unproven or ineffective labour market policies in Germany
Werner Eichhorst, Klaus F. Zimmermann, 23 April 2007
The growing unemployment rate in Germany has led to a large number of instrumental regulations that have complicated, rather than simplified, employment policy.
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