First published in 1998, this volume examines the performance of labour markets against the background of different economic and institutional settings in Western and Eastern Europe. The book gives a clear picture of the mosaic of impressive transformations presently taking place in Western and Eastern European labour markets and provides access to information which was previously either widely dispersed or non-existent.
The book gives detailed information about how countries and regions deal with transformations described. The substantive country-wide and regional diversity that is discussed allows the reader to understand the role of labour and institutions in the development of countries and regions.
The book is written by labour market and regional experts from the various countries concerned.
1. Introduction. Lambert van der Laan & Santos M. Ruesga. Part I. The General Framework. 2. The Spatial-Institutional Perspective on the Labour Market in Europe. Lambret van der Laan & Santos M. Ruesga. 3. Setting the Stage: General Changes on the European Labour Market. Lambert van der Laan. 4. Regional and Institutional Changes in European Labour Markets. Santos M. Ruesga & Carlos Resa-Nestares. Part II. Western Europe. 5. Regional Labour Markets and Institutions in the United Kingdom. David Armstrong & David H. Blackaby. 6. Institutions and Regional Labour Markets in The Netherlands. Jouke van Dijk & Andries de Grip. 7. Institutions and Regional Return to Education in Sweden. Eugenia Kazamaki-Ottersten. 8. Institutions and Regional Labour Markets in Spain. Carlos Álvarez; José M.F. Polanco & Santos M. Ruesga. 9. Labour Market Institutions and the North-South Divide in Italy. Luigi Bonatti & Carlo Borzaga. Part III. Eastern Europe. 10. Institutions and Regional Labour Markets in Bulgaria. Katia Vladimirova & Rossitsa Rangelova. 11. Institutions and Regional Labour Markets in the Czech Republic. Jaromir Gottvald & Milan Simek. 12. Regional Labour Market Institutions in Slovakia. Magdaléna Hiadlovská. 13. Institutions and Regional Labour Markets in Rumania. Constanta Partenie, Dorin Jula, Daniela Constantin, Cornelia Pârlog & Calin Dinga.
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