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The West European Employment Problem

  • Lindbeck, Assar

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    (Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN))

How do we explain the poor employment performance in Western Europe since about the-1970s? This question is in fact twofold : What initiated the dramatic rise in employment, and waht mechanisms have made it continue for so long? My attemps to answer these questions from the basis for a discussion of various policy options.

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Paper provided by Research Institute of Industrial Economics in its series Working Paper Series with number 466.

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Length: 31 pages
Date of creation: 13 Aug 1996
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Handle: RePEc:hhs:iuiwop:0466
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