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Labor Markets and Social Security

Wage Costs, Social Security Financing and Labor Market Reforms in Europe

  • Paul J. J. Welfens
  • John T. Addison
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-IX
  2. John T. Addison, Paul J. J. Welfens
    Pages 1-15
  3. Jürgen Jerger, Alexander Spermann
    Pages 49-73
  4. John T. Addison, Jean-Luc Grosso
    Pages 75-90
  5. David B. Audretsch
    Pages 129-170
  6. Wolfgang Seufert
    Pages 171-194
  7. Bent Greve
    Pages 349-370
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 383-405

About these proceedings


Facing the globalization of economic relations and the challenge of NICs and eastern Europe, employment in most EU countries has stagnated. The focus here is upon labor market rules, unemployment dynamics, structural change and aspects of the social security system. Theoretical and empirical aspects as well as policy issues are discussed. Also addressed are matters related to monetary union that could compound labor market problems. Options for reforming labor markets and social security systems are considered throughout.


Arbeitslosigkeit Arbeitsmärkte Beschäftigungspolitik European Market European Union (EU) Europäischer Markt employment policy globalization labor market labor markets simulation social security social security reform soziale Sicherheit unemployment

Editors and affiliations

  • Paul J. J. Welfens
    • 1
  • John T. Addison
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.European Institute for International Economic RelationsUniversity of PotsdamPotsdamGermany
  2. 2.Center for the Study of American BusinessWashington University in St. LouisSt. LouisUSA
  3. 3.Department of Economics, College of Business AdministrationUniversity of South CarolinaColumbiaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Labor Markets and Social Security
  • Book Subtitle Wage Costs, Social Security Financing and Labor Market Reforms in Europe
  • Editors John T. Addison
    Paul J.J. Welfens
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-63784-4
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-662-03601-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-662-03599-3
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages IX, 405
  • Number of Illustrations 14 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Economics, general
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