ERIC Number: ED452408
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
Changing Labour Markets in Europe: The Role of Institutions and Policies.
Auer, Peter, Ed.
This book contains five papers on the role of institutions in changing labor markets in Europe. "Introduction" (Peter Auer) explores the following topics: institutions and labor market forces; macroeconomic policy; redistribution of working times; equality of opportunity; and industrial relations and social dialogue. "Small-Economy Macroeconomics" (Ronald Schettkat) discusses monetary and fiscal policies aimed at achieving stability, economic growth, and unemployment. "Working Time: From Redistribution to Modernization" (Gerhard Bosch) considers the following topics: working time in Austria, Denmark, Ireland, and the Netherlands; causes of variations in national working time profiles; and work sharing, employment policy, and work organization. "Equal Opportunities and Employment Policy" (Jill Rubery) addresses the following topics: an equality perspective on employment performance in Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development countries; employment performance from a gender equality perspective; equal opportunities by age and education; social equality and social exclusion; and equality, employment performance, and employment practices. "Industrial Relations and Social Dialogue" (Jelle Visser) examines the following topics: the European mosaic of persistent diversity; trade unions and employers' associations as means of collective representation; patterns of collective bargaining and coordination; bipartite and tripartite national institutions and corporatism; and the role of social dialogue and social learning. One hundred two tables/figures/boxes are included. Most papers include substantial bibliographies. (MN)
Descriptors: Age Discrimination, Collective Bargaining, Comparative Analysis, Coordination, Corporations, Cultural Differences, Economic Change, Economic Climate, Economic Development, Economic Factors, Educational Attainment, Employed Women, Employment Opportunities, Employment Patterns, Employment Practices, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Financial Policy, Foreign Countries, Human Capital, Institutional Role, Job Performance, Labor Market, Labor Relations, Macroeconomics, Professional Associations, Public Policy, Sex Fairness, Social Discrimination, Social Environment, Social Isolation, Unemployment, Unions, Vocational Education, Working Hours
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Authoring Institution: International Labour Office, Geneva (Switzerland).