Why Deregulate Labour Markets?

Paperback | August 15, 2000

EditorGosta Esping-Andersen, Marino Regini

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Europe's mass unemployment and the call for extensive labour market de-regulation have, perhaps more than any other contemporary issue, impassioned political debate and academic research. With contributions from economists, political scientists and sociologists, Why Deregulate Labour Markets?takes a hard look at the empirical connections between unemployment and regulation in Europe today, utilizing both in-depth nation analyses and broader-based international comparisons. The book demonstrates that Europe's mass unemployment cannot be directly ascribed to excessive worker protection.Labour market rigidities can, however, be harmful for particular groups. The weight of the evidence suggests that a radical strategy of de-regulation would probably cause more harm than benefits for European economic performance.

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Europe's mass unemployment and the call for extensive labour market de-regulation have, perhaps more than any other contemporary issue, impassioned political debate and academic research. With contributions from economists, political scientists and sociologists, Why Deregulate Labour Markets?takes a hard look at the empirical connectio...

Gosta Esping-Andersen ( Professor University Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona and University of Trento, Italia) Marino Regini (Professor of Sociology, University of Milano, and Director of IRES Lombardia)

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:374 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.83 inPublished:August 15, 2000Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199240523

ISBN - 13:9780199240524

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Gosta Esping-Andersen and Mario Regini: IntroductionPART I. LABOUR MARKET REFORM IN EUROPEMario Regini: The dilemmas of labour market regulationManuela Samek: The dynamics of labour market reform in European countriesGosta Esping-Andersen: Who is harmed by Labour Market Regulations? Quantitative EvidenceGosta Esping-Andersen: Regulation and context. Reconsidering the correlates of unemploymentPART II. NATIONAL VARIATIONSSimon Deakin and Hannah Reed: River Crossing or Cold Bath? Deregulation and Employment in BritainAnders Bjorklund: Going different ways: labour market policy in Denmark and SwedenCees Gorter: The Dutch miracle?Susanne Fuchs and Ronald Schettkat: Germany: A regulated flexibilityMiguel A. Malo, Luis Toharia and Jerome Gautie: France: The deregulation that never existedManuel Samek Lodovici: Italy: the long times of consensual re-regulationLuis Toharia and Miguel A. Malo: The Spanish experiment: pros and cons of the flexibility at the marginGosta Esping-Andersen and Mario Regini: Conclusions