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Real Wage Resistance and Unemployment
1815-2007 (en ligne)
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This series is designed to make available to a wider readership selected papers prepared for use in the context of the OECD Jobs Study. The principal results of this study have been published in the form of a concise synthesis report entitled: The OECD Jobs Study: Facts, Analyses, Strategies, followed by a detailed background report (in two volumes) entitled: The OECD Jobs Study: Evidence and Explanations. The working papers are generally available only in their original language - English or French - with a summary in the other.
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  N° 10   01 jan 1995 Cliquez pour accéder: 
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Real Wage Resistance and Unemployment
Timo Tyrväinen
Over the past twenty years or so, unemployment has been increasing in most OECD economies. In the same period, there has been a considerable increase in the wedge between the real cost to the employer of hiring a worker and the net real wage received by the worker. The present study examines...
  N° 9   01 jan 1995 Cliquez pour accéder: 
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The Impact of Trade and Foreign Direct Investment on Labour Markets
Patrick A. Messerlin
This paper studies whether the belief is justified that foreign trade and capital outflows have dramatically reduced the number of jobs available to French workers and are leading to a substantial decline in French wages, especially of low-skilled workers.
  N° 8   01 jan 1995 Cliquez pour accéder: 
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The Impact of Taxation on Labour Force Participation and Labour Supply
Richard W. Blundell
This working paper considers how hours of work and labour force participation are likely to respond to tax reforms. As regards hours of work, the analysis looks at married women and lone parents. Married women constitute a group which responds to incentives, as shown by experimental and sample...
  N° 7   01 jan 1995 Cliquez pour accéder: 
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Reducing Poverty while Increasing Employment
Robert Haveman
Policy to reduce poverty has often foundered on the issue of work incentives. The issue is a manifestation of the traditional conflict between equity and efficiency; the redistribution of income from higher to lower income people typically leads to reduced incentives for both groups to supply...
  N° 6   01 jan 1995 Cliquez pour accéder: 
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The Impact of Trade on Labour Markets
Bénédicte Larre
This technical working paper presents the method of analysis used by the Secretariat to shed light on the possible links between foreign trade, employment and relative wages by industrial sector and type of labour.The conclusions drawn from the study indicate, inter alia, that overall the...
  N° 5   01 jan 1995 Cliquez pour accéder: 
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Market Imperfections and Employment
Paul Geroski, Paul Gregg, John van Reenen
This working paper addresses the question whether imperfect competition in product markets contributes substantially to the level and persistence of unemployment in modern industrial economies. In section I, the paper documents the available empirical research of the origin and extent of...
  N° 4   01 jan 1995 Cliquez pour accéder: 
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The Effects of Trade and Foreign Direct Investment on Employment and Relative Wages
Robert E. Baldwin
Recent developments in the international economy have given rise to concern about the effects of international trade and foreign direct investment on domestic employment and wages. These concerns include fears that: jobs are being "siphoned out" of many highly industrialised countries by...
  N° 3   01 jan 1995 Cliquez pour accéder: 
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The Impact of Industrial Relations Practices on Employment and Unemployment
David Marsden
This working paper deals with the effects of collective bargaining and other forms of collective employee representation (such as works councils) on employment and unemployment. Collective bargaining is concerned with both substantive issues, such as rates of pay or weeks of notice to be given...
  N° 2   01 jan 1995 Cliquez pour accéder: 
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Management Practices and Unemployment
David Marsden
Enterprise management involves finding solutions for many problems in which information is incomplete and for which co-operative relationships with employees are needed if the firm’s objectives are to be realised. To this end, management may develop practices one of whose side-effects is to...
  N° 1   01 jan 1995 Cliquez pour accéder: 
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Job Gains and Job Losses
Alex Grey
This paper reviews recent literature on job gains and job losses. Economies exhibit high rates of gross job reallocation - both high levels of job gains and job losses. For the OECD nations for which data are available, total turnover averaged more than twenty per cent during the 1980s. This is...
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