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Who Is Harmed by Labour Market Regulations? Quantitative Evidence *

Gøsta Esping‐Andersen

in Why Deregulate Labour Markets?

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199240524
eISBN:
9780191599187
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199240523.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter examines the impact of labour market regulation in Europe. It shows that regulation slows down flows out of unemployment, and contributes to the unemployment problem among young and ... More


Pay Systems, Career Paths, and Earnings Inequality

Clair Brown, Yoshifumi Nakata, Michael Reich, and Lloyd Ulman

in Work and Pay in the United States and Japan

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195115215
eISBN:
9780199854820
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195115215.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business

Wage structures and the distribution of earned income in Japan and the U.S. and their relation to the broader institutional structure of each country's employment system are the main focus of this ... More


Wage Structure, Raises, and Mobility: An Introduction to International Comparisons of the Structure of Wages within and across Firms

Edward P. Lazear and Kathryn L. Shaw

in The Structure of Wages: An International Comparison

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226470504
eISBN:
9780226470511
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226470511.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

This chapter uses data from Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, and the United States to review the general patterns about firm wage structure, ... More


Societal Diversity of Employment Systems: Comparative Evidence

David Marsden

in A Theory of Employment Systems: Micro-Foundations of Societal Diversity

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198294221
eISBN:
9780191596612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198294220.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

Evidence of wide diffusion of the four types of employment systems is presented for major sectors within different countries, based on secondary data. It shows wide diffusion of both the ‘production’ ... More


Wage Structure and Firm Productivity in Belgium

Thierry Lallemand, Robert Plasman, and François Rycx

in The Structure of Wages: An International Comparison

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226470504
eISBN:
9780226470511
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226470511.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

This chapter, which explores the structure of wages within and between Belgian firms, also investigates how the productivity of these firms is affected by their internal wage dispersion. The ... More


Wage Structure and Labor Mobility in Norway, 1980–97

Arngrim Hunnes, Jarle Møen, and Kjell G. Salvanes

in The Structure of Wages: An International Comparison

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226470504
eISBN:
9780226470511
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226470511.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

This chapter, which discusses the wage setting and employment protection institutions in Norway, also reports the Norwegian data sets. A large number of stylized facts regarding wage structure and ... More


Wage Structure and Labor Mobility in the Netherlands, 1999–2003

Lex Borghans and Ben Kriechel

in The Structure of Wages: An International Comparison

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226470504
eISBN:
9780226470511
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226470511.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

This chapter explains the institutional setting and the main actors of wage determination in the Netherlands. It also examines the impact of the centralized bargaining system on the Dutch wage ... More


Wage Dispersion between and within Plants: Sweden 1985–2000

Oskar Nordström Skans, Per-Anders Edin, and Bertil Holmlund

in The Structure of Wages: An International Comparison

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226470504
eISBN:
9780226470511
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226470511.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

This chapter outlines the Swedish labor market institutions, the turbulent macroeconomic events of the 1990s, and the evolution of labor mobility and fixed-term contracts as a background to the later ... More


Finland: Firm Factors in Wages and Wage Changes

Roope Uusitalo and Juhana Vartiainen

in The Structure of Wages: An International Comparison

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226470504
eISBN:
9780226470511
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226470511.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

This chapter reports an econometric analysis of the wage structure in Finnish manufacturing industries. It attempts to illustrate how the last ten years have meant a gradual increase in the ... More


Wage and Labor Mobility in Denmark, 1980–2000

Tor Eriksson and Niels Westergaard-Nielsen

in The Structure of Wages: An International Comparison

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226470504
eISBN:
9780226470511
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226470511.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

This chapter, which describes some key features of the labor market in Denmark, also addresses the important aspect of its functioning and flexibility: the high level of worker mobility. Then, it ... More


Wage Structure in France, 1977–96

Francis Kramarz and Sébastien Perez-Duarte

in The Structure of Wages: An International Comparison

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226470504
eISBN:
9780226470511
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226470511.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

This chapter, which deals with wage structure in France during the twenty years between 1976 and 1996 through the sieve of intra- and interfirm heterogeneity, evaluates the wage movements, as well as ... More


Changing Wage Structures: Trends and Explanations

Stephen Machin

in Employment in the Lean Years: Policy and Prospects for the Next Decade

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199605439
eISBN:
9780191806803
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199605439.003.0011
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy

This chapter charts the growing wage inequality in Britain over the past four decades: a rapid widening at both ends of the distribution in the 1980s; a more muted increase during the 1990s; and then ... More


European Wages and the Flexibility Thesis

James K. Galbraith

in Inequality and Instability: A Study of the World Economy Just Before the Great Crisis

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199855650
eISBN:
9780190261375
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199855650.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter discusses European wages and assesses wage flexibility across Europe. It focuses on how much wage flexibility exists, particularly, to what degree relative wages are capable of changing ... More


The Evolution of Wage Formation and Inequality in Jordan, 2010–2016

Rami Galal and Mona Said

in The Jordanian Labor Market: Between Fragility and Resilience

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198846079
eISBN:
9780191881275
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198846079.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter investigates wage formation and inequality in Jordan. It takes stock of the main distributional features of the Jordanian wage structure focusing on population subgroups by gender, ... More


Native Internal Migration and the Labor Market Impact of Immigration

George J. Borjas, Barry R. Chiswick, George J. Borjas, and Barry R. Chiswick

in Foundations of Migration Economics

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780198788072
eISBN:
9780191830068
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198788072.003.0020
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter presents a theoretical and empirical study of how immigration influences the joint determination of the wage structure and internal migration behavior for native-born workers in local ... More


Inequality and Unemployment in Europe: A Question of Levels

James K. Galbraith

in Inequality and Instability: A Study of the World Economy Just Before the Great Crisis

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199855650
eISBN:
9780190261375
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199855650.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter focuses on Europe, the scene of economic integration, the creation of the European Economic Union, and the establishment of the Eurozone. Chronic high unemployment is argued to be ... More


US–Japanese Differences in Employment Practices: New Explanations and Predictions

Hodaka Morita

in Markets, Governance, and Institutions in the Process of Economic Development

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198812555
eISBN:
9780191850356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198812555.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter shows that a model that captures the interconnections between firm dynamics, labour mobility, and specific human capital provides new explanations for and predictions on the US–Japanese ... More


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