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Employment and the welfare state: A continental dilemma


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  • Scharpf, Fritz W.
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    Estimates of the comparative health of the North Americanand Western European economies and societies have had their fashion cycles -from Servain-Schreiber's warnings that Europe was falling behind, rather thancatching up with, American technological leadership in the 1960s, to Europeanexasperation over American trade and budget deficits in the 1970s, to anxietiesover Eurosclerosis in the early 1980s and over the American loss ofinternational competitiveness in the late 1980s. Presently, by all accounts, thesick man is again Europe, with higher unemployment and much lower rates of jobcreation over the last two decades or so. The main problem is a rising level oflong-term unemployment that mainly affects unskilled workers and, in mostcountries, young job seekers with low levels of schooling. --

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    Paper provided by Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies in its series MPIfG Working Paper with number 97/7.

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    Date of creation: 1997
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    Handle: RePEc:zbw:mpifgw:p0016

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    1. Achim Kemmerling, 2003. "Regional Input on the Social Dimension of Ezoneplus: Belgium, The Netherlands, France, Austria, and Germany," Eastward Enlargement of the Euro-zone Working Papers wp13c, Free University Berlin, Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence, revised 01 Mar 2003.
    2. Kemmerling, Achim, 2001. "Die Messung des Sozialstaates: Beschäftigungspolitische Unterschiede zwischen Brutto- und Nettosozialleistungsquote," Discussion Papers, Research Unit: Labor Market Policy and Employment FS I 01-201, Social Science Research Center Berlin (WZB).
    3. Eichhorst, Werner & Marx, Paul, 2009. "Reforming German Labor Market Institutions: A Dual Path to Flexibility," IZA Discussion Papers 4100, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
    4. Siegel, Nico A. & Jochem, Sven, 1999. "Zwischen Sozialstaats-Status quo und Beschäftigungswachstum. Das Dilemma des Bündnisses für Arbeit und Trilemma der Dienstleistungsgesellschaft," Working papers of the ZeS 17/1999, University of Bremen, Centre for Social Policy Research (ZeS).
    5. Richard B. Freeman & Ronald Schettkat, 2002. "Marketization of Production and the US-Europe Employment Gap," NBER Working Papers 8797, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
    6. Olivier Giraud & Arnaud Lechevalier, 2010. "L'éclatement de la norme d'emploi en Allemagne et en France au tournant du siècle," Post-Print halshs-00532915, HAL.
    7. Jochem, Sven, 1999. "Sozialpolitik in der Ära Kohl: Die Politik des Sozialversicherungsstaates," Working papers of the ZeS 12/1999, University of Bremen, Centre for Social Policy Research (ZeS).


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