Policy Measures for Low-wage Employment in Europe
Wiemer Salverda, Claudio Lucifora, Brian Nolan
Edward Elgar, Jan 1, 2000 - Business & Economics - 248 pages
Increasingly, the governments of virtually all industrialised countries are confronted with persistent problems of unemployment and low pay for those with little formal education and few skills. to combat this growing problem, various countries are utilising different remedies - usually with disappointing results. Policy Measures for Low-Wage Employment in Europe is a focused and up-to-date set of studies highlighting several important new findings. the book considers in-depth policy measures in the areas of taxation, benefits and employer subsidies aimed at the low-skilled and illustrates the limitations of short-term solutions. the policy debate is extended to encompass the role of product demand related to low-paid, low-skilled work and to the functioning of the labour market. In particular, the study investigates the role of job satisfaction and turn over in two major low-paying sectors - the retail trade and the hotel industry.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
MicroLevel Impacts of LowWage Policies in Europe
11 other sections not shown
50 per cent analysis assumption average basic income chapter coefficient cohort costs decile Earned Income Tax earnings distribution earnings level Economic effect EITC eligible employed employees employment growth equation equilibrium estimates EUROMOD European firm full-time Germany HBAI higher household income impact in-work benefits incentives increase individuals industries Ireland labour demand labour supply long-term low pay low skilled low-income households low-wage lower marginal tax rates means-tested Microsimulation minimum wage mobility monopsony NAP companies NCDS Netherlands occupational OECD paid Panel part-time partner payroll taxes pension entitlement percentage period primary sector private households production reduced regression relative wages replacement rates secondary sector services to private significant skills ratio social assistance SPAK Steiner and Wagner studies substitution elasticity Table Targets tax wedge tax-benefit trade turnover unemployed unemployment benefits unemployment rate United United Kingdom variables wage subsidy women