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Labour Market Institutions and Unemployment in OECD Countries

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  • Stephen Nickell, 2003. "Labour Market Institutions and Unemployment in OECD Countries," ifo DICE Report, ifo Institute - Leibniz Institute for Economic Research at the University of Munich, vol. 1(02), pages 13-26, October.
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    Keywords

    Arbeitsmarkt; Arbeitsmarktpolitik; Institutionelle Infrastruktur; Arbeitslosigkeit; OECD-Staaten; Labour market; Labour market policy; Institutional infrastructure; Unemployment; OECD countries;
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    JEL classification:

    • J23 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Labor Demand
    • J60 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - General

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