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Why Deregulate Labour Markets? - Gøsta Esping-Andersen

Why Deregulate Labour Markets?

By: Gøsta Esping-Andersen (Editor), Marino Regini (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1st May 2000
ISBN: 9780198296812
Number Of Pages: 376

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Europe's mass unemployment and the call for extensive labour market de-regulation have, perhaps more than any other contemporary issue, impassioned political debate and academic research. With contributions from economists, political scientists and sociologists, Why Deregulate Labour Markets? takes a hard look at the empirical connections between unemployment and regulation in Europe today, utilizing both in-depth nation analyses and broader-based international comparisons. The book demonstrates that Europe's mass unemployment cannot be directly ascribed to excessive worker protection. Labour market rigidities can, however, be harmful for particular groups. The weight of the evidence suggests that a radical strategy of de-regulation would probably cause more harm than benefits for European economic performance.

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"I strongly recommend Why Deregulate Laborer Markets? To anyone interested in labor market institutions and outcomes. The volume is very nicely coherent, and the editors introduction and conclusion are informative yet admirably concise. Each of the chapters offers useful insights, and the country
chapters provide comprehensive descriptions of the regulatory institutions in individual nations and the ways in which those institutions have changed in recent decades." -- The Journal

Gøsta Esping-Andersen and Mario Regini: Introduction PART I. LABOUR MARKET REFORM IN EUROPE Mario Regini: The dilemmas of labour market regulation Manuela Samek: The dynamics of labour market reform in European countries Gøsta Esping-Andersen: Who is harmed by Labour Market Regulations? Quantitative Evidence Gøsta Esping-Andersen: Regulation and context. Reconsidering the correlates of unemployment PART II. NATIONAL VARIATIONS Simon Deakin and Hannah Reed: River Crossing or Cold Bath? Deregulation and Employment in Britain Anders Björklund: Going different ways: labour market policy in Denmark and Sweden Cees Gorter: The Dutch miracle? Susanne Fuchs and Ronald Schettkat: Germany: A regulated flexibility Miguel A. Malo, Luis Toharia and Jerome Gautié: France: The deregulation that never existed Manuel Samek Lodovici: Italy: the long times of consensual re-regulation Luis Toharia and Miguel A. Malo: The Spanish experiment: pros and cons of the flexibility at the margin Gøsta Esping-Andersen and Mario Regini: Conclusions

ISBN: 9780198296812
ISBN-10: 0198296819
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 376
Published: 1st May 2000
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 16.76  x 2.95
Weight (kg): 0.66

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