Low-Wage Employment in Europe

Low-Wage Employment in Europe

by Stephen Bazen
     
 

ISBN-10: 1858989329

ISBN-13: 9781858989327

Pub. Date: 01/28/1999

Publisher: Elgar, Edward Publishing, Inc.

Do low wages help to reduce unemployment and increase competitiveness in world markets? Are minimum wage legislation and collective bargaining harmful to the efficient working of any economy? In answer to these questions, this book examines the impact of low-wage employment on different countries in Europe. This book will be of particular interest to students and…  See more details below

Overview

Do low wages help to reduce unemployment and increase competitiveness in world markets? Are minimum wage legislation and collective bargaining harmful to the efficient working of any economy? In answer to these questions, this book examines the impact of low-wage employment on different countries in Europe. This book will be of particular interest to students and scholars of labour economics, industrial relations and European studies as well as policy makers in the public sector and international organizations.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781858989327
Publisher:
Elgar, Edward Publishing, Inc.
Publication date:
01/28/1999
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures
List of Tables
List of Contributors
Preface
1Editors' Introduction1
2Low-Paid Employment in France, Great Britain and the Netherlands7
3Incidence and Evolution of Low-Wage Employment in the Netherlands and the United States, 1979-198925
4Low-Paid Work and Poverty: A Cross-Country Perspective63
5Low Pay, the Earnings Distribution and Poverty in Ireland, 1987-199489
6Atypical Work as a Form of Low-Wage Employment in the German Labour Market111
7The Effects of Minimum Wages: Evidence from Spain127
8Sub-Minimum-Wage Employment, Earnings Profiles and Wage Mobility in the Low-Skill Youth Labour Market: Evidence from French Panel Data 1989-95151
9Low Wages of School-Leavers of Vocational Education in the Netherlands177
Index193

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