Working Paper No. 466

The West European Employment Problem

Published: August 13, 1996Pages: 31Keywords: LABOUR MARKET; UNEMPLOYMENT; ECONOMIC POLICYJEL-codes: J20; J21

The West European Employment Problem Assar Lindbeck


How do we explain the poor employment performance in Western Europe since about the-1970s? This question is in fact twofold : What initiated the dramatic rise in employment, and waht mechanisms have made it continue for so long? My attemps to answer these questions from the basis for a discussion of various policy options.

Assar Lindbeck

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