Labour Market Inequalities: Problems and Policies of Low-Wage Employment in International Perspective / Edition 1

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Contributions to this volume review, in international perspective, the "European social model" of collective bargaining, minimum wages, employment rights, and social welfare support, which is seen as both cause and cure for joblessness and low-wage employment in Europe. They find that collective bargaining and minimum wages protect vulnerable workers, while wage flexibility is not economically effective in creating jobs for the low-skilled.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199241699
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • Publication date: 10/28/2000
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 264
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

University of Oxford

University of Amsterdam

University Montesquieu Bordeaux IV

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Table of Contents

List of Figures
List of Tables
Notes on Contributors
Introduction 1
1 Wage Inequalities and Low Pay: The Role of Labour Market Institutions 9
2 Employment Inequalities 35
3 Low Pay - A Special Affliction of Women 53
4 Earnings Mobility of the Low Paid 82
5 Low Pay and Household Poverty 100
6 Minimum Wages and Low-Wage Employment 120
7 The French Experience of Youth Employment Programmes and Payroll Tax Exemptions 141
8 Low-Wage Services: Interpreting the US-German Difference 157
9 Trade or Technological Change? Which is Working against the Low Skilled? 177
10 Skills and Low Pay: Upgrading or Overeducation? 198
References 225
Name Index 241
Subject Index 244
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