IDEAS home Printed from
MyIDEAS: Log in (now much improved!) to save this article

Employment in Private and Public Services: A Comparative Analysis of Commercial, Business and Social Services in Spain, France, Italy, Germany, UK and USA

Listed author(s):
  • Guisan, M.C.

The European Union (EU) present lower average rates of employment and lower average wages than the United States of America, due to the lack of enough economic policies addressed to foster employment in private and public services in all their countries and regions, with a few positive exceptions of some small countries which present a very good behaviour of those variables. Although many EU countries have now a common currency they do not have, for the moment, enough common space for economic policy debates, which is of uppermost importance to advice improvements of decisions of EU Parliament and European Commission policies and to foster employment. EU Politicians, with a few worthy exceptions, usually do not show enough interest in advising by economic researchers and in several cases they prefer to follow erratic measures, introduced by non expert groups in the public debate, which they deem may alleviate the social pressure on politicians in the short term, without little attention to the interrelations among economic variables and the full effects not only in the medium and long term but even in the short term. The main aim of this study is to contribute to foster industrial development, with their positive effects on services, and other measures which might contribute to increase the rates of employment in private and public sectors, as well as real wages, of the European Union as a whole to converge with the levels of the USA.

If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.

File URL:
Download Restriction: No.

Article provided by Euro-American Association of Economic Development in its journal Regional and Sectoral Economic Studies.

Volume (Year): 10 (2010)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
Pages: 71-81

in new window

Handle: RePEc:eaa:eerese:v:10:y2010:i:10_7
Contact details of provider: Web page:

Order Information: Web: Email:

References listed on IDEAS
Please report citation or reference errors to , or , if you are the registered author of the cited work, log in to your RePEc Author Service profile, click on "citations" and make appropriate adjustments.:

in new window

  1. Guisan, M.C. & Cancelo, M.T., 2006. "Employment and Productivity in the European Union and Comparison with the USA, 1985-2005: Analysis of France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom," Applied Econometrics and International Development, Euro-American Association of Economic Development, vol. 6(3), pages 55-63.
Full references (including those not matched with items on IDEAS)

This item is not listed on Wikipedia, on a reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.

When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:eaa:eerese:v:10:y2010:i:10_7. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (M. Carmen Guisan)

If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.

If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.

If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

This information is provided to you by IDEAS at the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis using RePEc data.