Job Stability and Earnings Mobility in the Low-Skill Service Sector in France

  • Stephen Bazen

Abstract

Deindustrialization and shifts in consumer demand have led to the tertiary sector playing an increasingly important role in employment. The United States and the United Kingdom are often used as a basis for comparison with European countries due to their divergence in employment performance (see for example Piketty, 1998; Gadrey and Jany-Catrice, 1998; OECD, 2000) and the fact that their employment growth is essentially due to the growth of the service sector. For example Freeman and Schettkat (2000, p. 175) compare low-wage service employment in Germany and the United States and conclude that there are fewer low-skill service jobs in Germany compared with the United States and that ‘this difference is closely linked to Germany’s overall lower employment to population rate compared to the USA’.

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