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The (New) OECD Jobs Study: Introduction and Assessment

Alfred Stiglbauer;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2006
In 1994, the OECD presented the Jobs Study analyzing the causes of high unemployment in Europe. The study identified inappropriate labor market regulations and legislation as a key determinant of high unemployment. The OECD recommended deregulation and liberalization of labor market institutions as a remedy. Meanwhile, new empirical research has explored the influence of labor market institutions on unemployment and has only partly confirmed the recommendations of the Jobs Study. In a reevaluation, the OECD now concludes that different combinations of institutions may foster good labor market performance. Like the Scandinavian countries, Austria is a country wit...
free text keywords: Jobs study, Unemployment, Labor market institutions, Labor market regulation, jel:E24, jel:J50, jel:J60
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