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The Resource Economic policies and unemployment dynamics in Europe, editors, S.G.B. Henry, Dennis J. Snower, (electronic resource)

Economic policies and unemployment dynamics in Europe, editors, S.G.B. Henry, Dennis J. Snower, (electronic resource)

Label
Economic policies and unemployment dynamics in Europe
Title
Economic policies and unemployment dynamics in Europe
Statement of responsibility
editors, S.G.B. Henry, Dennis J. Snower
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Over the last two decades, there has been a market and persistent increase in unemployment in many Western European countries. Joblessness has risen with every cyclical downturn, but has failed to decline back to its prerecession levels during the subsequent economic recoveries, leading to a gradual ratcheting up of the unemployment rate. The high unemployment that now prevails is most of Western Europe has many costs: forgone output, loss of human capital, and a heavy burden on the public finances. From the perspective of the IMF, another important concern would be that a failure to solve the problems in European labor markets might eventually undermine the present commitment to sound monetary and fiscal policies. While a return to the more active macroeconomic policies of the past would be met with no enduring success in reducing unemployment, it would significantly increase economic and financial instability
  • The studies in this volume attempt to advance the understanding of the relationship between economic policies and the dynamics of unemployment in five large European countries within a common methodological framework, in the hope of contributing to the design of policies aimed at durably reducing unemployment. While the studies generally confirm earlier findings of a link between unemployment and policies that increase labor market often rigidities and blunt incentives, they also highlight the fact that the labor market often responds to changes in policies with a surprisingly long lag. Thus, both the detrimental effects of increasing labor market rigidities, and the beneficial effects of reducing them, typically take a considerable time to make themselves felt. We believe that in the public debate on policies to reduce unemployment, a greater awareness of these lags would help to shift the focus away from "quick fixes" and toward a more patient and steady approach to implementing labor market reforms
Dewey number
331.13/794
Government publication
international or intergovernmental publication
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Henry, S. G. B.,
  • Snower, Dennis J.,
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  • Unemployment
  • Labor policy
  • Labor market
  • Europe
  • Pays de l'Union européenne
Label
Economic policies and unemployment dynamics in Europe, editors, S.G.B. Henry, Dennis J. Snower, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Color
multicolored
Contents
The dynamics of European unemployment / S.G.B. Henry and Dennis J. Snower -- Adjustment dynamics in the German labor market / Paolo Mauro and Tessa van der Willigen -- Labor market dynamics and economic policy in France / Karl F. Habermeier and S.G.B. Henry -- Italian unemployment, 1795-95 : an analysis of macroeconomic shocks and policies / Charalambos A. Christofides -- The U.K. labor market : analysis of recent reforms / S.G.B. Henry and Marika Karanassou -- Labor market policies and unemployment dynamics in Spain / Jeffrey R. Franks
Control code
ocn793204176
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 216 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781455294091
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)793204176
Label
Economic policies and unemployment dynamics in Europe, editors, S.G.B. Henry, Dennis J. Snower, (electronic resource)
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Color
multicolored
Contents
The dynamics of European unemployment / S.G.B. Henry and Dennis J. Snower -- Adjustment dynamics in the German labor market / Paolo Mauro and Tessa van der Willigen -- Labor market dynamics and economic policy in France / Karl F. Habermeier and S.G.B. Henry -- Italian unemployment, 1795-95 : an analysis of macroeconomic shocks and policies / Charalambos A. Christofides -- The U.K. labor market : analysis of recent reforms / S.G.B. Henry and Marika Karanassou -- Labor market policies and unemployment dynamics in Spain / Jeffrey R. Franks
Control code
ocn793204176
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 216 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781455294091
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)793204176

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