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Old Europe Goes to Work: Rising Employment Rates in the European Union

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  • John Schmitt
  • Dean Baker

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This report shows that Europe's welfare states have nearly closed the employment gap with respect to the United States for workers aged 25 to 54 years old.

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  • John Schmitt & Dean Baker, 2006. "Old Europe Goes to Work: Rising Employment Rates in the European Union," CEPR Reports and Issue Briefs 2006-23, Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR).
  • Handle: RePEc:epo:papers:2006-23
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    1. John Schmitt & Ben Zipperer, 2006. "Is the U.S. a Good Model for Reducing Social Exclusion in Europe?," CEPR Reports and Issue Briefs 2006-17, Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR).
    2. John Schmitt & Dean Baker, 2006. "Missing Inaction: Evidence of Undercounting of Non-Workers in the Current Population Survey," CEPR Reports and Issue Briefs 2006-03, Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR).
    3. David R. Howell & Dean Baker & Andrew Glyn & John Schmitt, 2006. "Are Protective Labor Market Institutions Really at the Root of Unemployment? A Critical Perspective on the Statistical Evidence," CEPR Reports and Issue Briefs 2006-14, Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR).
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