Taxation, Wage Bargaining, and Unemployment

Taxation, Wage Bargaining, and Unemployment

by Isabela Mares
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521674115

ISBN-13: 9780521674119

Pub. Date: 02/28/2006

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Why were European economies able to pursue the simultaneous commitment to full employment and welfare state expansion during the first decades of the postwar period? This book highlights the critical importance of a political exchange between unions and governments, premised on wage moderation in exchange for the expansion of social services and transfers. The

Overview

Why were European economies able to pursue the simultaneous commitment to full employment and welfare state expansion during the first decades of the postwar period? This book highlights the critical importance of a political exchange between unions and governments, premised on wage moderation in exchange for the expansion of social services and transfers. The strategies pursued by these actors in these political exchanges are influenced by existing wage bargaining institutions, the character of monetary policy and by the level and composition of social policy transfers.

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ISBN-13:
9780521674119
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/28/2006
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Comparative Politics Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: does the welfare state hurt unemployment; 1. The economic and political consequences of welfare state maturation; 2. A quantitative analysis; 3. Sweden; 4. Germany; 5. Britain; Conclusion: new social pacts in contemporary Europe.

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