European(s) labor(s) Market(s)
Since its foundation the European Union has experienced an increase in the dispersion of its welfare systems. The goal of a Social Union, completing the economic and monetary union, is increasingly out of reach. The absence of a jointly regulated labor market is a destabilizing factor that triggers social competition and wage deflation. To avoid the risks associated with such a situation it is necessary to agree on policies aimed at returning to full employment and to choose between “neo-liberal” or “social” work sharing. The absence of short-term prospects for a complete social harmonization requires the acceptance of jointly managed of social boundaries that allow both the mobility and the effective protection of workers.
|Date of creation:||May 2014|
|Publication status:||Published in Revue de l'OFCE - Debates and Policies, 2014, pp.201-212|
|Contact details of provider:|| Web page: http://www.sciencespo.fr/|
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