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Problematic Controversies on the European Labor Market


  • Mariana IOVITU

    () (Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania)


When economic growth and consequently, social progress, is confronted with drastic changes a modification is needed. Mentality, vision or policy change? The principle of the four freedoms (goods, services, capital, labor force) is compulsory and forms a unit, however, the movement of labor constitutes a true "apple of discord" regarding the problem on democratic movements. The idea of equality of Opportunities for all European citizens, without discrimination, is a principle and rises to the level of fundamental European value. Equal opportunities for all represent a desideratum and one of the substance components of everywhere democracy, next to liberty and respect of the fundamental human rights. “The economic patriotism” is a formula designed to sensitize the European citizen, in order to block globalization, which penalizes both the market and the citizen itself.

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  • Mariana IOVITU, 2011. "Problematic Controversies on the European Labor Market," Journal of Knowledge Management, Economics and Information Technology,, vol. 1(4), pages 1-8, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:spp:jkmeit:1153

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    labor market; economic-social policy; employment; equal rights; the economic patriotism; social benefits; high European unemployment; social security systems;

    JEL classification:

    • J23 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Labor Demand
    • J64 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Unemployment: Models, Duration, Incidence, and Job Search
    • J71 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Labor Discrimination - - - Hiring and Firing


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