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Unemployment Persistence in a Small Labour Market

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  • Walsh, B.

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This paper reviews previous research on Irish unemployment. It examines the reasons for the persistence of high unemployment and the relevence of the concept of a time-varying rate of "equilibrium" unemployment in a small labour market. The links between Irish and British unemployment, and the effects on economic growth on Irish unemployment, are explored. The difficulty of establishing links between Irish labour market conditions and wage and price inflation are documented. The paper concludes with a discussion of contribution of centralized wage bargainingto the recent impressive performance of the Irish labour market.

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  • Walsh, B., 1998. "Unemployment Persistence in a Small Labour Market," Papers 98/1, College Dublin, Department of Political Economy-.
  • Handle: RePEc:fth:dublec:98/1
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    Keywords

    UNEMPLOYMENT ; LABOUR MARKET;

    JEL classification:

    • E24 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment - - - Employment; Unemployment; Wages; Intergenerational Income Distribution; Aggregate Human Capital; Aggregate Labor Productivity
    • J40 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Particular Labor Markets - - - General
    • J64 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Unemployment: Models, Duration, Incidence, and Job Search

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