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The West European Employment Problem

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  • Lindbeck, Assar

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    (Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN))

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    How do we explain the poor employment performance in Western Europe since about the-1970s? This question is in fact twofold : What initiated the dramatic rise in employment, and waht mechanisms have made it continue for so long? My attemps to answer these questions from the basis for a discussion of various policy options.

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    Paper provided by Research Institute of Industrial Economics in its series Working Paper Series with number 466.

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    Length: 31 pages
    Date of creation: 13 Aug 1996
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    Handle: RePEc:hhs:iuiwop:0466

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    Keywords: LABOUR MARKET; UNEMPLOYMENT; ECONOMIC POLICY;

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    1. Laurence Ball, 1996. "Disinflation and the NAIRU," NBER Working Papers 5520, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
    2. Snower, Dennis J., 1994. "Converting Unemployment Benefits into Employment Subsidies," CEPR Discussion Papers 930, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
    3. Dennis J. Snower & David T. Coe, 1996. "Policy Complementarities: The Case for Fundamental Labor Market Reform," IMF Working Papers 96/93, International Monetary Fund.
    4. C Bean, 1992. "European Unemployment: A Survey," CEP Discussion Papers dp0071, Centre for Economic Performance, LSE.
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    6. Freeman, Richard B, 1995. "The Large Welfare State as a System," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 85(2), pages 16-21, May.
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