Did European Labour Markets Become More Competitive in the 1990's? Evidence from Estimated Worker Rents
AbstractThis Paper analyses the evolution of quantitative measures of employee rents in Europe during the nineties, using the European Household Panel Survey. I look at two classes of measures: wage differentials between workers along industry and firm size dimensions; and estimated welfare differences between employed and unemployed using a model of labour market transitions. The results are largely negative; there is robust evidence of falling rents during that period only in Ireland.
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- Giles Saint-Paul, 2005. "Did European Labor Markets Become More Competitive in the 1990s? Evidence from Estimated Worker Rents," Central Banking, Analysis, and Economic Policies Book Series, in: Jorge Restrepo & Andrea Tokman R. & Norman Loayza (Series Editor) & Klaus Schmidt-Hebbel (Series Edi (ed.), Labor Markets and Institutions, edition 1, volume 8, chapter 8, pages 281-300 Central Bank of Chile.
- Saint-Paul, Gilles, 2004. "Did European Labor Makets Become more Competitive in the 1990's? Evidence from Estimated Worker Rents," IDEI Working Papers 266, Institut d'Économie Industrielle (IDEI), Toulouse.
- D30 - Microeconomics - - Distribution - - - General
- E24 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment - - - Employment; Unemployment; Wages; Intergenerational Income Distribution
- J30 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs - - - General
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