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Labour Market Policies in Selected EU Member States: A Comparative and Impact Analysis

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  • Liana Son

    () (Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, West University of Timisoara, Romania)

  • Gratiela Georgiana Carica

    () (Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, West University of Timisoara, Romania)

Abstract

The purpose of the paper is to analyse the European labour market outcomes under the impact of various labour market policies. More specifically, the paper methodizes the main labour market policies and their role in reducing the level of unemployment. The most important aspects point out the necessary conditions complied by structural reforms in order to stimulate labour employment. The policies that frame a more efficient unemployment insurance system are essential to increase security, while encouraging the unemployed to look for a job and to accept a job offer. The analysis is based on a set of specific labour market indicators and on applying a regression model. We found that high employment rates are generally associated with large expenses on labour market policies. Also, an increased number of participants to programs developed within these types of policies and a low degree of rigidity for specific labour market institutions are reflected in high employment rates. The degree of influence and strong dependence between outcome and policy labour market indicators are illustrated in various ways and discussed within the paper.

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  • Liana Son & Gratiela Georgiana Carica, 2011. "Labour Market Policies in Selected EU Member States: A Comparative and Impact Analysis," Romanian Economic Journal, Department of International Business and Economics from the Academy of Economic Studies Bucharest, vol. 14(39), pages 151-173, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:rej:journl:v:14:y:2011:i:39:p:151-173
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    1. Gilles Mourre, 2006. "Did the pattern of aggregate employment growth change in the euro area in the late 1990s?," Applied Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 38(15), pages 1783-1807.
    2. Amuedo-Dorantes, Catalina & Serrano-Padial, Ricardo, 2010. "Labor market flexibility and poverty dynamics," Labour Economics, Elsevier, vol. 17(4), pages 632-642, August.
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    Keywords

    flexicurity policies; labour rigidity; employment protection; unemployment benefits; job search;

    JEL classification:

    • J08 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - General - - - Labor Economics Policies
    • J64 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Unemployment: Models, Duration, Incidence, and Job Search
    • J65 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Unemployment Insurance; Severance Pay; Plant Closings

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