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A Comparative Study of the Portuguese and Spanish Labour Markets

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  • Olympia Bover
  • Pilar García-Perea
  • Pedro Portugal

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Spain 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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Paper provided by Banco de Espa�a in its series Banco de Espa�a Working Papers with number 9807.

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Length: 58 pages
Date of creation: 1998
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Handle: RePEc:bde:wpaper:9807

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Keywords: SPAIN ; PORTUGAL ; LABOUR MARKET;

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  1. John FitzGerald & Jonathan Hore, 2002. "Wage Determination in Economies in Transition: Ireland, Spain and Portugal," Papers, Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) WP147, Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI).
  2. Olivier Blanchard, 2006. "European unemployment: the evolution of facts and ideas," Economic Policy, CEPR;CES;MSH, CEPR;CES;MSH, vol. 21(45), pages 5-59, 01.
  3. Stephen Nickell & Luca Nunziata & Wolfgang Ochel & Glenda Quintini, 2001. "The Beveridge Curve, Unemployment and Wages in the OECD from the 1960s to the 1990s - Preliminary Version," CEP Discussion Papers, Centre for Economic Performance, LSE dp0502, Centre for Economic Performance, LSE.
  4. Almeida, Rita, 2007. "The labor market effects of foreign owned firms," Journal of International Economics, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 72(1), pages 75-96, May.
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  6. Olivier Blanchard & Pedro Portugal, 1998. "What Hides Behind an Umemployment Rate: Comparing Portuguese and U.S. Unemployment," NBER Working Papers 6636, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  7. Stephen Nickell, 2003. "A picture of European unemployment: success and failure," LSE Research Online Documents on Economics, London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE Library 20039, London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE Library.
  8. Leandro N. Carrera & Angelaki Marina & Daniel Fernando da Soledade Carolo, 2010. "Political competition and societal veto players: the politics of pension reform in Southern Europe," LSE Research Online Documents on Economics, London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE Library 27156, London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE Library.
  9. Ravi Balakrishnan, 2001. "The interaction of firing costs and on-the-job search: an application of a search theoretic model to the Spanish labour market," Banco de Espa�a Working Papers, Banco de Espa�a 0102, Banco de Espa�a.
  10. Stephen Nickell, 2003. "Labour Market Institutions and Unemployment in OECD Countries," CESifo DICE Report, Ifo Institute for Economic Research at the University of Munich, Ifo Institute for Economic Research at the University of Munich, vol. 1(2), pages 13-26, October.
  11. Addison, John T. & Teixeira, Paulino, 1999. "Is Portugal really so arteriosclerotic? Results from a cross-country analysis of labor adjustment," ZEW Discussion Papers, ZEW - Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung / Center for European Economic Research 99-30, ZEW - Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung / Center for European Economic Research.

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