A Comparative Study of the Portuguese and Spanish Labour Markets
AbstractSpain faces the highest unemployment rate among the European Union countries (22.2%), and Portugal the lowest (7.3%). However, superficially, these two countries share common labour market features: they both have the most stringent job security rules in the OECD, the architecture of their bargaining systems appears identical, and the generosity of their unemployment insurance seems, after 1989, roughly comparable. In this paper we address this puzzle by providing a systematic comparison of the Portuguese and Spanish labour markets.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Banco de Espa�a in its series Banco de Espa�a Working Papers with number 9807.
Length: 58 pages
Date of creation: 1998
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SPAIN ; PORTUGAL ; LABOUR MARKET;
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- Olympia Bover & Pilar García-Perea & Pedro Portugal, 1998. "A Comparative Study of The Portuguese and Spanish Labour Markets," Working Papers w199801, Banco de Portugal, Economics and Research Department.
- J21 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Labor Force and Employment, Size, and Structure
- O52 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economywide Country Studies - - - Europe
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