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

Introduction, Mary Gregory, Wiemer Salverda, and Stephen Bazen
1. Wage inequalities and low pay: the role of labour market institutions, Claudio Lucifora
2. Employment inequalities, Andrew Glyn and Wiemer Salverda
3. Low pay - a special affliction of women, Rita Asplund and Inga Persson
4. Earnings mobility of the low-paid, Peter Sloane and Ioannis Theodossiou
5. Low pay and household poverty, Brian Nolan and Ive Marx
6. Minimum wages and low-wage employment, Stephen Bazen
7. The French experience of youth employment programmes and payroll tax exemptions, Francis Kramarz
8. Low-wage services: interpreting the US-German difference, Richard Freeman and Ronald Schettkat
9. The downside of trade or technological change? Explaining the deteriorating employment and wage position of the low-skilled, Mary Gregory and Stephen Machin
10. Skills and low pay: upgrading or over-education?, Lex Borghans and Andries de Grip

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